Hammana was a Druze village until the middle of the 18th Century when the Christians from North Lebanon began to settle in it. At the beginning they came as seasonal farmers but later on they settled on land donated to them by the Mizhir family. The Christians settled around St. Romanos Church which was the first church constructed in the village in 1732. The area in which the first settlement took place has been kept almost intact. Their numbers gradually increased through migration and high birth rate, until Hammana became a Christian village.

Hammana is a summer resort due to its temperate climate. It is 1,100-1,250 meters above sea level. It is endowed with fertile land and an ample supply of water. The main sources of water are the Shaghour Spring, the Al-Kadaneh Spring, 'Ain al-Hosa Spring, 'Ain Maytri Spring, 'Ain Sultan Spring and many other small springs with water debit varying between 20 cubic meters in summer and 50 cubic meters in winter.

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