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Ghazieh

Ghazieh
الغازية
Municipality
Motto(s): 
Unity, Struggle, Progress
Ghazieh is located in Lebanon
Ghazieh
Ghazieh
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°31′07″N 35°21′58″E / 33.51861°N 35.36611°E / 33.51861; 35.36611
Country Lebanon
GovernorateSouth Governorate
DistrictSidon District
Area
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[citation needed]
 • Total50,000
 • Religions
Muslim Christian Judaism
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code07
Websitehttp://www.ghaziehcity.com

Ghazieh (Arabic: الغازية) is a town in South Lebanon, 4 kilometres south of Saida, (Sidon). It has an area of about 15sq km.

Ghazieh is one of the largest businesses hubs in South Lebanon and it houses a large fuel refinery (TapLine).

Ghazieh is bordered by a number of villages in the southern and western side such as Qinnarit, Magdouche, Darb es Sim, Zaita, Aaqtanit, Maamriye, Zahrani.

Major streets include: Bashroun, Regy, Zambil, El Ain, El Baidar, El Rabta, El Mokhtar, Zehriye.

Ghazieh has its own football team in Chabab Ghazieh SC, which compete in the Lebanese Premier League.

History

Ghazieh suffered from the 1837 earthquake, with 14 houses collapsing and 7 people killed.[1]

Modern era

During 2006 Lebanon War, on the 7 August, Israeli warplanes bombed and killed a total of 16 civilians in Ghazieh.[2] On the 8 August, Israeli airplanes killed another 10 civilians, in three different incidents.[3]

References

  1. ^ Nicholas N. Ambraseys (1997). "The earthquake of 1 January 1837 in Southern Lebanon and Northern Israel" (PDF). p. 932.
  2. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 134-136
  3. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 140-141

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