Ras Maska

Ras Maska

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Ras Maska (also Ra's Maska or Ras Masqa, ) is a village located in the Koura District in the North Governorate of Lebanon.

Geography

This village is located in the koura district on the hills overlooking the Mediterranean to the south of Tripoli. It is composed of two parts:

- the Southern Ras Maska is the highest part of the village at 200 meters (660 ft) above sea level. The southern part population is in majority Christian, and hosts many communities mostly Greek Orthodox, Maronites and evangelicals. Southern Ras Maska is known for its olive agriculture and the high quality of its olive oil industry.

- the Northern Ras Maska, nearest to Tripoli is the lowest part of the village located at 60 meters (200 ft) above sea level. The northern part population is in majority Muslim (sunni).Even though it belongs administratively to the Koura district, there are calls to be considered as part of the Greater Tripoli and to be included in the urban Master Plan of Tripoli. It witnessed an important economic development due to its excellent location that hosts many coastal beach resorts.El Nabbout, Khaled (June 2007) - Geo-Visualization Tools for Participatory Urban Planning The Case of Tripoli, Lebanon - PHD thesis - Technischen Universität Dresden - page 39 -

Population

The local population do not exceed two thousand inhabitants. And the main families of Rasmaska are: FARAJ (فرج), HAJJ-YOUSSEF, JALLOUL, Abdo, Sleiman, Antoun, Dayri,...
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