Aley (Arabic: عاليه) is a major city in Lebanon. It is the capital of the Aley District and fourth largest city in Lebanon.
The city is located on Mount Lebanon, 15 km uphill from Beirut on the freeway to Damascus. Aley has the nickname “Bride of the Summer resorts” (Arabic: عروس المصايف) due to its cooler climate during the summer touristic season. Other nicknames include “Capital of the Mountain: (Arabic: عاصمة الجبل) and the “Lebanese City of Fog” (Arabic: مدينة الضباب), due to its mountain foggy weather.
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