Koura District

Koura District

Plains of Koura

Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
Capital Amioun
  Total 67 sq mi (173 km2)
  Total 70,000

65% Greek Orthodox

20% Maronites

12% Sunni Muslims

3% Melkite Catholics, Shia Muslims and Alawis, Protestants, Armenians
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Koura District (Arabic: الكورة, from Greek: χώρα, "country") [1] is a district in the North Governorate, Lebanon.

Koura is one of the 36 districts of Lebanon, particularly known for its olive tree cultivation and olive oil production. It comprises a total of 52 villages, and its capital and largest town is Amioun, with about 10,000 inhabitants as of 2010. The current head of the municipalities of Koura is Karim Elias Boukarim.

The district stretches from the Mediterranean sea up to Mount Lebanon, and comprises a series of foothills surrounding a low-lying plain where olive is cultivated. The olive orchards of Koura are among the most extensive in Lebanon.

60% of Koura's inhabitants belong to the Greek Orthodox confession, while the rest are split between Maronites, Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims and a small Alawite minority.

The University of Balamand is headquartered in the Koura District.

Cities and towns

List of settlements
1. Aaba 2. Afsdik 3. Ain Akrine 4. Ali-al-Mouran
5. Amioun 6. Enfeh 7. Badebhoun 8. Barghoun
9. Barsa 10. Bdebba 11. Batroumine 12. Bishmizzine
13. Bhabouch 14. Bishriyata 15. Bkomra 16. Bneyel
18. Btourram 19. Btouratige 20. Bkeftine 21. Bnehran
22. Bsarma 23. Btaaboura 24. Bziza 25. Charlita
26. Chira 27. Dahr-al-Ain 28. Darbechtar 29. Darchmezzine
30. Deddeh 31. Fih 32. Ijdebrine 33. Kaftoun
34. Kifraya 35. Kelbata 36. Kelhat 37. Kfaraakka
38. Kfarhata 39. Kfarhazir 40. Kaferkahel 41. Kfarsaroun
42. Kousba 43. Maziriit Toula 44. Mitrit 45. Mijdel
46. Nakhleh 47. Rachedbine 48. Ras Maska 49. Wata Fares
50. Zakroun 51. Zakzouk

See also


  1. Abdallah, Mirna. "Koura, North Lebanon".

Coordinates: 34°17′57″N 35°48′50″E / 34.2992°N 35.814°E / 34.2992; 35.814

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