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. It lies adjacent to the contested Shebaa farms—which sit between the town and the Golan Heights. Before 1967, residents of Shebaa farmed in the disputed Shebaa farms territory.
Chebaa, in the 1880s
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Educational establishments||Chebaa (Hasbaiya) (2005-2006)||Lebanon (2005-2006)|
|Number of Schools||4||2788|
|Students schooled in the public schools||435||439905|
|Students schooled in the private schools||145||471409|
- Wilson, 1881, vol 2, p. 129
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- Localliban: Centre de resource sur le developpement local: www.localiban.org