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Bqosta

Bqosta
بقسطا
Village
Bqosta is located in Lebanon
Bqosta
Bqosta
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°34′34″N 35°23′58″E / 33.57611°N 35.39944°E / 33.57611; 35.39944
Country Lebanon
GovernorateSouth Governorate
DistrictSidon District
Area
 • Land2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
Elevation130 ft (40 m)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Bqosta (Arabic: بقسطا) is a village in the Sidon District of the South Governorate in Lebanon. It is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Beirut.[1]

History

In 1875 Victor Guérin traveled in the region, and noted: "Bekousta, a village of 200 inhabitants, Maronites and United Greeks; it is located on a high hill, between the Oued Naser to the south and the Nahr el-Aouleh to the north.[] The small church of Bekousta, dedicated to Saint Joseph, contains in its construction a number of ashlars of ancient appearance."[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Bqosta, Localiban
  2. ^ Guérin, 1880, .p. 509-510: "Après avoir gravi les berges septentrionales de cet oued, j'atteins, à dix heures vingt minutes, Bekousta, village de 200 habitants, Maronites ou Grecs unis; il est situé sur une haute colline, entre l'Oued Naser au sud et le Nahr el-Aouleh au nord. Ce dernier cours d'eau est le Bostrenus de l'antiquité, que mentionne le poète Denys le Périégète dans le passage suivant []La petite église de Bekousta, dédiée à saint Joseph, renferme dans sa construction un certain nombre de pierres de taille d'apparence antique."

Bibliography

  • Guérin, V. (1880). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). Vol. 3: Galilee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale.
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