Description - وصف
Ain or Ain El Delb is one of the Lebanese villages of Sidon District in the South Governorate. Ain El Delb is a small village located in the eastern side of the old city of Sidon.
The term “Ain El-Delb” symbolizes the presence of a spring of water in the village, with a number of Delb trees. The village is located at an altitude of about 200 meters above sea level, and is one of many villages built on the tops of the hills in the area east of Sidon. It is bordered on the north by the village of “Al-Hilaliya”, on the south and west by the village of “Al-Mayi and Mii”, and on the east by the village of “Al-Qarya”.
The village of Ain El-Delb has a very picturesque scenery, but these beautiful views are in decline due to the amount of new construction that invaded the village 10 years ago or so, because of the village's location very close to the center of Sidon.
The village is located on a hill, and on this hill there are two churches, the Church of Saint Maron of the Maronites and the Church of Saint Basil of the Melkite Roman Catholics. Both churches are located on top of a hill, as is the custom of building churches in Lebanon in general. The population of the village is about 3,000 people
A small stream passes through the village of Ain El-Delb and is one of the most prominent features of the village, in addition to the orchard. The “Bustan” is a large orchard of lemon trees, a variety of orange trees, and many luqwat trees. Al Bustan area occupies about 80,000 square meters.
The main village production on a par with the fruit production is centered around the olive tree. In fact, olive oil industry is the main industry in the village. The production of olives and its derivatives is numerous, ranging from olive pickles to olive oil and soap. There are also simple agricultural products that are not of a commercial nature, such as grape trees, and the various vines that are meticulously cultivated and cared for only for local consumption.