Barouk

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Barouk
City
Map showing the location of Barouk within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Barouk within Lebanon
Barouk
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°42′N 35°41′E / 33.700°N 35.683°E / 33.700; 35.683Coordinates: 33°42′N 35°41′E / 33.700°N 35.683°E / 33.700; 35.683
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Chouf District
Elevation 1,943 m (6,375 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Barouk (Arabic: الباروك‎) is a village in the Chouf District of Lebanon (1000-1250). Historically, the village is known for being the "land of good", because of its fountain (Nabeh-el-Barouk). The poet Rachid Nakhleh, the writer of the national hymn (kulluna lel watan), was born in Barouk. The village is also famous for its apples and other fruits, and for its many forests such as pine trees and oak trees which are well known in Lebanon. Barouk is crowned by its mountain "Jabal el Barouk" that stands 1943 m above sea level. The mountain also has the largest natural reserve in Lebanon, the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, and contains the oldest and most elegant cedar forest in Lebanon, the " Cedrus libani ". That cedar is considered, among with other cedar forests, the real Cedars of Lord "Arz el Rab."

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