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Bsharri (بشري)
Bsharri as seen from the Gibran Museum (facing west).
Administration
Country Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
District Bsharri District
Geography
Bsharri (Lebanon)
Bsharri
Location of Bsharri, Lebanon
Coordinates 34°15′5″N 36°5′50″E / 34.25139, 36.09722Coordinates: 34°15′5″N 36°5′50″E / 34.25139, 36.09722
Elevation 1,650 m (5,413 ft)

Bsharri (also spelled Becharre, Bcharre, Bsharre; Arabic: بشري), is a Lebanese city at 1,650 m of altitude, near the Kadisha Valley. It is located at around 34°15′5″N, 36°5′50″E, in the Bsharri District of the North Governorate. Bsharri is just under the Cedar forest and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Gibran. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixel Image in higher resolution (929 × 655 pixel, file size: 407 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bsharri from the Gibran Museum (facing west). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Lebanon is divided into 6 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah). ... North Governorate North Governorate (Arabic: الشمال; transliterated: ash-Shamal) is one of the governorates of Lebanon. ... The 6 Governorates of Lebanon are divided into 25 Districts (Aqdya, singular - qadaa) -- or 26, counting the Governorate of Beirut which is not subdivided into districts. ... Districts of Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1238x1328, 64 KB) Modified version of Lebanon_governorates_blank. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Arabic redirects here. ... The Kadisha valley (also known as Qadisha Valley or Quadi Qadisha) is located in Northern Lebanon. ... Districts of Lebanon. ... North Governorate North Governorate (Arabic: الشمال; transliterated: ash-Shamal) is one of the governorates of Lebanon. ... For other uses, see Cedar (disambiguation). ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Khalil Gibran (also known as Kahlil Gibran; born Gibran Khalil Gibran, Arabic: جبران خليل جبران, Syriac: ܓ̰ܒܪܢ ܚܠܝܠ ܓ̰ܒܪܢ) (born January 6, 1883; died April 10, 1931) was an artist, poet and writer. ...


Bsharri was the site of a Phoenician settlement in ancient times. Maronite Christians fleeing persecution to refuge in its mountainous terrain in the 7th Century AD. The valley of Kadisha, below the town, became the spiritual center of the Maronite Church. The town was known as Buissera by the Crusades. Phoenicia (or Phenicia ,[1] from Biblical Phenice [1]) was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coast of modern day Lebanon and Syria. ... Maronites (Marunoye ܡܪܘܢܝܶܐ in Syriac, Mawarinah in Arabic) are members of one of the Eastern Rites of the Catholic church. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ...


In Lebanon, Bsharri natives are characterized as very courageous and fiercely feudal. They are especially known for their distinct accent when they speak Arabic. Unlike other parts of Lebanon, Aramaic was spoken in Bsharri well into the 1800s. As a result, Bsharri natives developed an unmistakably strong accent which lasts to this day and which they are very proud of. Aramaic is a group of Semitic languages with a 3,000-year history. ...


During the Lebanese civil war (1975–1990), Bsharri was a bastion of Christian resistance against syrian occupation and leftists including extremists. In 1986 Samir Geagea, a Bsharri native, became head of the Christian Lebanese Forces (LF) movement. Many LF militiamen were drawn from the town during the civil war. Combatants Lebanese Front Syria LNM PLO Israel Commanders Bachir Gemayel Dany Chamoun Kamal Jumblatt Yasser Arafat Ariel Sharon The Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) was a multifaceted civil war whose antecedents trace back to the conflicts and political compromises reached after the end of Lebanons administration by the Ottoman... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Samir Geagea Samir Farid Geagea (Arabic: سمير فريد جعجع, also Samir Ja`ja`) born October 25, 1952 is the leader of the right wing Lebanese Forces (LF) political party. ... Lebanese Forces (LF) (Arabic: القوات اللبنانية al-quwat al-lubnāniyya) is a Lebanese political party and a former militia, which fought on the Christian side during the civil war that ravaged Lebanon from 1975 to 1990. ...


In 1999 a reformist coalition was born in this region, the movement of reform and environment program MOREP[1] headed by Dr Cheikh Majid Abi Saab became the leading reformist movement of the country with its main concern saving the environment and planning for environmental and political reform. The Movement Of Reform and Environment Program (MOREP) is a Lebanese political movement organization that was progressively launched through the last decade concerning plans of reform and environment program. ...


Today, the village is located in a highly touristic zone including such attractions as the Gibran Tomb and Museum, Kadisha Valley, the Kadisha Grotto, the Cedars of God forest, a ski resort and Bka'kafra (the birthplace of St Charbel). The Kadisha valley (also known as Qadisha Valley or Quadi Qadisha) is located in Northern Lebanon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... St. ...


Bsharri is home to a Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Center.[2]. Also it is home for the "The Maronite Scouts" that started their activities early 2000. The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


See also

Districts of Lebanon. ... The Maronite Patriarch summer residence, located in Dimane. ... The Kadisha valley (also known as Qadisha Valley or Quadi Qadisha) is located in Northern Lebanon. ... Khalil Gibran (also known as Kahlil Gibran; born Gibran Khalil Gibran, Arabic: جبران خليل جبران, Syriac: ܓ̰ܒܪܢ ܚܠܝܠ ܓ̰ܒܪܢ) (born January 6, 1883; died April 10, 1931) was an artist, poet and writer. ... Samir Geagea Samir Farid Geagea (Arabic: سمير فريد جعجع, also Samir Ja`ja`) born October 25, 1952 is the leader of the right wing Lebanese Forces (LF) political party. ... Prominent Maronite Christian family based in Bsharri, a town in the mountains of Northern Lebanon. ... The Movement Of Reform and Environment Program (MOREP) is a Lebanese political movement organization that was progressively launched through the last decade concerning plans of reform and environment program. ...

References

  1. ^ The Morepists Press July 2007
  2. ^ http://www.dm.net.lb/redcross/our_centers.html

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