Mrouj

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Mrouj
المروج
City
Map showing the location of Mrouj within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Mrouj within Lebanon
Mrouj
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°54′36″N 35°45′0″E / 33.91000°N 35.75000°E / 33.91000; 35.75000Coordinates: 33°54′36″N 35°45′0″E / 33.91000°N 35.75000°E / 33.91000; 35.75000
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Matn District
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Mrouj (Arabic: المروج‎, also spelled Mrouje and El Mrouj) is a municipality in the Matn District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. The English translation of Mrouj is "The Meadows"

Outlying areas[edit]

Water[edit]

Lake Mrouj is located approximately 3 KM north of the town. It is a source of water for many villages in the Matn District

Agriculture[edit]

Economy[edit]

Mrouj is mostly a destination for summer tourism for Beirutis in the summer and ski enthusiasts in the winter. Zaarour ski resorts are about 6 KM north of Mrouj

The town also hosts an annual festival for St. Takla in September in the St. Takla Square in the center of Mrouj

Education[edit]

There is one public school in the town named Mrouj Public School, and one private Catholic school.

Religion[edit]

The inhabitants of Mrouj are almost all Christians, predominantly Maronites. St. Takla Church was built approx in 1792

Churches[edit]

  • Evangelical Church.
  • St. Takla – Maronite.

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