Description - وصف
Mieh Mieh is a town in southern Lebanon located 5 km east of Sidon and 45 km south of the capital Beirut, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The town lies at an altitude of about 156 m (512 ft) above sea level. Mieh Mieh (on which there are buildings) has an area of 230 hectares (2.3 km² - 0.8878 sq mi). The town is demarcated by a number of villages and towns: East: Al-Qarya, Ain El-Delb - West: Sidon - North: Haret Saida, South: Darb El-Sim and Zaghdaria
According to the legends, there are three possible meanings for the name of the town, Mieh and Mieh:
First: The name is taken from the Phoenician language "Mio Mia", which means a place where there is water for embalming. In fact, there are many Phoenician sarcophagi in the National Museum of Beirut which were found by the traveler Dr. George Ford when building the Girard Boys' Institute (1881) and other installations and halls on the land of Mieh Mieh. That's the best honor for the town's name.
Second: The name comes from the Arabic language "Miya" which means the number 100.
During the enumeration of the number of villages that the Druze won in the war during the nineteenth century in Iqlim al-Tuffah: the town of Mieh and Mieh was number 200 on the list. The Druze divided their earnings into the hundreds category. We won Miyah, and this is Miyah again. Thus, it was called Mieh and Mieh.
Third: Because of the abundance of water in the area, the town was called Mih and Mih, which means water and water in the Assyrian language.
The name of the town is written "Miya and Mih" in several ways, including: Mih and Mih - Mih and Mih - Mih and Mih, but the official name registered in the state is Miyiah and Mih.
Mieh Mieh is a model of coexistence in it, as it is inhabited by Muslims and Christians, and is considered a meeting point between the city of Sidon and the villages of its area. The demographics of the town changed dramatically after the Lebanese war and the exodus and emigration of some of its Christian residents, which was offset by an increase in the population of other sects. The number of residents in the town doubles when the expats return to spend their summer holidays in their ancestral homeland. Arabic is the primary language; English and French are also used.