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Aabey is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°44′13.18″N 35°31′32.70″E / 33.7369944°N 35.5257500°E / 33.7369944; 35.5257500Coordinates: 33°44′13.18″N 35°31′32.70″E / 33.7369944°N 35.5257500°E / 33.7369944; 35.5257500
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Aley District
Elevation 2,600 ft (800 m)
 • Total 4,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Aabey also spelled Abey (Arabic: عبيه‎), is a village located in Mount Lebanon, in Aley District of Mount Lebanon Governorate. It is located 22 km (14 mi) from Beirut and has an altitude of 800 m (2,600 feet). It is bordered by Kfarmatta (South), Al Bennay (East), Damour (West), and Ain Ksour (North). It overlooks Damour and the capital Beirut and the sea can be seen from virtually any point in the village. Aabey contains the Dawdye college, Aabey Vocational School (Mihanye) etc.

Aabey is the birthplace of the diplomatic de:Fouad Bey Hamza (Arabic: فؤاد بك حمزة‎) Saudi Arabia's Minister of Economic Development (1947-1952) in the reign of King Abdul Aziz Al Sa'ud. One of his famous books, "Al-Bilad Al-Arabia Al-Saudia".

Toufic Amin Hamza, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Paris and Ankara (1908–1933)

Aabey is also noted for being the home of Samir Kantar, a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, who was imprisoned for three decades in Israel after killing three people in a raid in the northern Israeli town of Nahariya. His return to Lebanon was marked by celebrations.[1][2]

Presbyterian missionary Layyah Barakat was born in Aabey, and returned in 1922 to open an orphanage for girls there.[3]

Families of Aabey[edit]

The main families in Aabey are: Hamza, Halabi, Haddad, Hassan, Abdel Wili, Amaneldine, Ataya, Faraj, Jamal, Jaber, Nakadi, Nasr, Kuntar, Kenaan, Khoury, Kanaan, Raydan, Shreety, Timani and Wehbe.


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