February 11, 2017 Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mechwar to Beit Chabeb: Village of Bells and Pottery

Beit Chabab (بيت شباب‎‎) pronounced "Beit Chabéb" is a mountain village 24 km north of Beirut in Lebanon.

It is the site of Lebanon's only bell foundry. The bells of Beit Chabab are sold to Christian communities in Lebanon and abroad to many countries. The village was completely embosomed in mulberry gardens at the turn of the century.

The oldest church in Beit Chabab is Our Lady of the Forest, which was built in 1761. The Hôpital Beit Chabab - Collège du Liban pour les handicapés is located in the village.

Emigrants from Beit Chabab to the USA built the town of Youngstown in Ohio and named it after their original village in mount Lebanon. Beit Chabab translated to English is Youngstown.

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