Koura District

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Koura District
Plains of Koura
Plains of Koura
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
Capital Amioun
 • Total 67 sq mi (173 km2)
 • Total 70,000
 • Religions

65% Greek Orthodox

20% Maronite Catholics

12% Sunni Muslim

3% Protestants, Armenians, Greek Catholics, Shia Muslims and Alawis
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

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

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.

It is geographically diversified, so present 3 types of land, a coastal side to the Mediterranean sea, a large olive plain and include some villages in the mountains.


It is mainly a Greek Orthodox district however there are also some Maronite Catholics, Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims and few Alawis.

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:

Koura Villages
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

See also[edit]


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

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