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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22km from Sidon and 40km south of Beirut. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests, and at an average altitude of 950 m (3,117 ft), it is the main summer resort and tourist destination of South Lebanon. The town is also famous in Lebanon for its production of handmade, traditional cutlery and daggers with decorative inlays as well as the shrine of Our Lady of the Waterfall.DemographyThe inhabitants of Jezzine are mainly Maronites or Melkites. The town is located on the slopes of Tumat Niha and is surrounded with pine forests, vineyards and orchards. From the top of the huge rocky promontory known as al Shir, the visitor enjoys a panoramic view of the surrounding localities scattered in the midst of a fertile plain and protected by mountains.CultureFestivals The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15 of each year with grand religious and cultural festivities.The Jezzine Summer Festival where Lebanon's top pop artists perform attracts hundreds of people each summer. Libraries The Jezzine Public Library was built in 1960 and underwent extensive refurbishment and reorganization in 2004. Theatres Empire Jezzine, the local movie theatre plays the latest Hollywood and Lebanese film hits.
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