December 22nd, 2009, 03:34 AM
The town of Amchit lies in the heart of Mount Lebanon district, Caza of Jbeil. It rises gradually to 160 m above sea level; it is 38 Kms away from Beirut and 40 Kms away from the center of the district. Its population is actually 27000, as to the voters, they are 3000 in number. Its boundaries touch the limits of the sea; they extend towards the East, reaching gradually the town of Gharfin. Surrounding Amchit from the North and the South are the two rivers of Baachta and Fartouch that flow during the winter season in its valleys. Amchit is located in the Northern side of Jbeil; it is guarded by the Lady of Amchit (Saydet Amchit) which was renovated in 1782. The name of “Amchit” may be composed of AMCHIT, which is the tribe, people, family and relatives of CHIT. Chit is a Hebrew name; it is also the Adam’s third son’s name. It may also be derived from the Syriac language (EMASH= dive and plunge).Amchit is known for the luxurious and beautiful houses which are built by its dwellers, thanks to their hard work. Each house has its own style and architecture, reflecting the taste of its owner. The town’s notables entrusted foreign architects to build the nicest houses, insisting however on preserving the Lebanese style.
December 22nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
Amchit was a really beautiful village.
December 22nd, 2009, 04:04 AM
Seems like a very quiet village, I had a friend from there
December 22nd, 2009, 04:16 AM
Courtesy of best:
Courtesy of georgesh:
December 22nd, 2009, 04:24 AM
Find Amchit on Google Earth:
Latitude: 34° 8'37.66"N
The Official Site for the village is:
(its actually quite good and you can take virtual tours of different places in Amchit)
Courtesy of Habib Azzi: