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Ouadi El Laymoun

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Ouadi El Laymoun is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Jezzine District (Qada'a), an administrative division of South Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah).

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Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites

Données électorales

Sources : Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (Republic of Lebanon)
Données électorales 2010
Registered voters Effectifs du conseil municipal Effectifs moukhtar
Données électorales 2016
Registered voters Effectifs du conseil municipal Effectifs moukhtar

Education

Sources : Central Administration of Statistics (Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers) - Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Educational establishments (2006) Public Private Students schooled in the public schools Students schooled in the private schools

Higher Educational Institute Public Private

Etymology

The name “Ouadi El Laymoun” is Arabic for “Valley of the Oranges”. The village was given this name because of its many orange and citrus trees and because part of its land is situated in the valley. Both Ouadi El Laymoun and Haytoule form a single village called Haytoule and Ouadi El Laymoun.

Location

Ouadi El Laymoun, situated 50 km south - east of Beirut, covers an area of 110 hectares in the qada’a of Jezzine in the Mohafazat of the South. It stands at an altitude of 210 m above sea level and can be reached via 2 different routes:

Saida - Haret Saida - Aain Ed-Delb - Al-Karye - Mharbie - Ouadi El Laymoun

or

Jezzine road - Berti - Saidoun - Ouadi El Laymoun.

Population

The registered population of Ouadi El Laymoun (along with Haytoule) is approximately 630 people, occupying 90 houses, 15 of which lie in Haytoule and 75 in Ouadi El Laymoun.

The population is distributed among the following sects: Catholic (68%), Maronite (28%), and others (4%).

Number of Voters

There were 420 registered voters in the village in 2004, distributed mostly among the main families as follows:

Abboud 63 voters

Sa’ad 23 voters

Elias 43 voters

Wehbe 22 voters

Roukoz 34 voters

Tanyos 18 voters

Saliba 33 voters

Hourani 18 voters

Dib 28 voters

Other families include Gerges, Khattar, Khoury, Germanos, Tannous, and Ramia.

Local Authorities

The village (Haytoule and Ouadi El Laymoun) has an elective council of three members and a mayor, who is currently Mr. Nicolas Yousef Hourani.

Educational and other Institutions

There is only one elementary public school in the village, but it is currently closed. Students go to schools in neighboring villages.

Economic Activities

Agriculture is the main sector of activity in the village of Ouadi El Laymoun, where citrus trees, vegetables, almonds, wheat, and grains are grown. In addition to this, there are eight small commercial and industrial establishments in the village, and the population relies on income from employment and free trade.

Archeological Sites

The first traces of civilization in this village go back to the fourteenth century B.C. Vestiges include 30 underground rooms where pieces in metal, bronze, and pottery have been found, along with human skulls.

Ouadi El Laymoun celebrates Saint Takla’s Day every 24th of September, and is most well-known for its poet, Khalil Roukoz, who formed the “Zajaliah Band” in 1956.