Amsheet is a seaside town and municipality in the Jbeil District of Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon, about 40 km north of Beirut. The town’s average elevation is 140 meters above sea level and its total land area is 595 hectares. Its inhabitants are predominantly Maronites, although there is a Shia Muslim minority.
Amsheet’s population is around 25,000. The majority of the inhabitants are Maronite Christians. However, there is a significant Shia Muslim minority, who largely moved to Amsheet from predominantly Shia villages in the nearby mountains. Most Shia in Amsheet live in the Kfar Saleh neighborhood.
There are 29 companies in Amsheet that employ at least five people. Amsheet is known for its baskets and mats woven from palm leaves. Olive and citrus fruits are the main agricultural products of the town.
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