Plains of Koura
Location in Lebanon
|• Total||67 sq mi (173 km2)|
65% Greek Orthodox
20% Maronite Catholics
12% Sunni Muslim3% Protestants, Armenians, Greek Catholics, Shia Muslims and Alawis
|Time zone||EST (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3 (UTC)|
||This article contains weasel words: vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. (May 2010)|
Koura is one of the 36 districts of Lebanon, particularly popular for its olive tree cultivation. A total of 52 villages make up the Koura area. Koura's capital and largest city is Amioun, with about 10,000 inhabitants as of 2010. The current head of the municipalities in Koura is Karim Elias Boukarim, born in Darchmezzine.
The olive plains of Koura are estimated to be the largest olive plains in the world. Deddeh is described as "heaven on earth" due to its rich plains of olive trees.
Kouranian people were living for centuries from this kind of agriculture.
The importance of Kouranian olive trees is that they offer an excellent quality of olive oil, extracted through the cold manner.
Cities and towns:
- Ras Maska
|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. Ras Osta|
|50. Wata Fares||51. Zakroun||52. Zakzouk|
- Abdallah, Mirna. "Koura, North Lebanon".