Chahtoul

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Chahtoul
City
Map showing the location of Chahtoul within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Chahtoul within Lebanon
Chahtoul
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°02′N 35°43′E / 34.033°N 35.717°E / 34.033; 35.717Coordinates: 34°02′N 35°43′E / 34.033°N 35.717°E / 34.033; 35.717
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Keserwan District
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Chahtoul (other names: Shahtoul, Shahtul) is a village in Lebanon. In the district of Mount-Lebanon and in the caza of Keserwan and situated at about 32 km from Beirut. At an altitude of about 930 m above the sea level, it is a popular destination for camping.

It is the hometown of the Lebanese writer May Ziade. A statue of her is situated in the village.

Places to visit:

  • Church of Saint-Joseph (town center)
  • Saydet el Kalaa church and lady's holy cave
  • The cross on the hill.

The biggest families in Chahtoul include: Ziade, Salame, Obeid, Kallassi, Najem, El-Khoury, Mnessa, Nader, Rizkalla, Oweiss.

Chahtoul is in the Dioceses of Jounieh.