Jezzine District

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Jezzine District
District
Jezzine District
Jezzine District
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country Lebanon
GovernorateSouth Governorate
CapitalJezzine
Area
 • Total93 sq mi (241 km2)
Population
 • Total15,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The Jezzine District (Arabic: قضاء جزين‎) is a district in the South Governorate of Lebanon. The capital is Jezzine.

76% of registered voters (59642) in the district are Christians. Of those, 60% are Maronite, 14% Greek Melkite Catholic, and the rest are minorities (Armenian Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Evangelic, Protestants, etc...). The remaining 24% are Druze, Shiite (mainly), and Sunni voters, respectively.[1] This distinguishes the district from the rest of Southern Lebanon, which is approximately 90% Muslim. Some notable towns include other than its capital Jezzine include Kfarhouna, Aichiyé, Bkassine, Kfar Falous, and Homsiyé.

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Coordinates: 33°32′31″N 35°35′03″E / 33.5419°N 35.5842°E / 33.5419; 35.5842