Keserwan District

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Keserwan District
District
قضاء كسروان
Jounieh Bay
Jounieh Bay
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
Capital Jounieh
Area
 • Total 130 sq mi (336 km2)
Population
 • Total 123,600
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Keserwan (Qadaa' Keserwèn) (Arabic قضاء كسروان) is a district (qadaa) in the Mount Lebanon Governorate (Arabic: محافظة جبل لبنان‎), Lebanon, to the northeast of the Lebanon's capital Beirut. The capital is Jounieh.

Origin of the name[edit]

Historical 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[edit]

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