Keserwan District

Kesserwen District
قضاء كسروان

Jounieh Bay
Motto: The Christians' Castle"

Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
Capital Jounieh
  Total 130 sq mi (336 km2)
  Total 123,600
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Ethnicity = Syriacs 96% arabs and other minorities 4%

Keserwan District (Arabic: قضاء كسروان, transliteration: Qadaa Keserwan) is a district (qadaa) in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon, to the northeast of Lebanon's capital Beirut. The capital, Jounieh, is overwhelmingly Maronite Christian. The area is home to the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve.


The name of Keserwan is most probably that of a Persian clan named the Kesra, who were early Persian settlers of the region. Kesra (Arabicized version of Khosro) has always been a common Persian name. Keserwan is its plural form.[1]

Other sources suggest the name was named in honor of the leader of the Maronites, Prince "Kosra", who won decisive battles against the Umayyad Caliphate invasion of Mount Lebanon in the early 8th century.

Cities, towns, and villages

See also


  1. Salibi, Kamal (2003). A house of many mansions : the history of Lebanon reconsidered (Repr. ed.). London: I.B. Tauris. p. 139. ISBN 1860649122.

Coordinates: 33°58′11″N 35°36′56″E / 33.96972°N 35.61556°E / 33.96972; 35.61556

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