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Chebaa (Arabic: شبعا‎; also transliterated Shebaa) is a town on the south-eastern tip of Lebanon. It has a largely Sunni Muslim population of 25,000 people. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level; spread across two steep rocky mountainsides.[2] It lies adjacent to the contested Shebaa farms—which sit between the town and the Golan Heights.[3] Before 1967, residents of Shebaa farmed in the disputed Shebaa farms territory.[4]

Chebaa

شبعا
Village
Chebaa, in the 1880s[1]
Chebaa, in the 1880s[1]
Map showing the location of Kfarhamam within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Kfarhamam within Lebanon
Chebaa
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°20′55″N 35°44′55″E / 33.34861°N 35.74861°E / 33.34861; 35.74861Coordinates: 33°20′55″N 35°44′55″E / 33.34861°N 35.74861°E / 33.34861; 35.74861
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNabatieh Governorate
DistrictHasbaya District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

The town houses several thousand Syrian refugees.[5]

Educational EstablishmentsEdit

Educational establishments Chebaa (Hasbaiya) (2005-2006) Lebanon (2005-2006)
Number of Schools 4 2788
Public School 2 1763
Private School 2 1025
Students schooled in the public schools 435 439905
Students schooled in the private schools 145 471409

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, 1881, vol 2, p. 129
  2. ^ Nour Samaha (2 Jul 2013). "The strange case of Lebanon's Shebaa". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ Krista Eileen Wiegand (2011). Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement (illustrated ed.). University of Georgia Press. p. 146. ISBN 9780820337388.
  4. ^ Krista Eileen Wiegand (2011). Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement (illustrated ed.). University of Georgia Press. pp. 157–8. ISBN 9780820337388.
  5. ^ Samya Kullab; Ghinwa Obeid (27 Feb 2015). "Shebaa, the town caught in the middle". The Daily Star. Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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