|Governorate||Mount Lebanon Governorate|
|Elevation||1,350 m (4,430 ft)|
|Highest elevation||2,300 m (7,500 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||1,300 m (4,300 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
The word Faraya stands for "The land of fruits and vegetables" in Phoenician due to the its soil fertility.
Orchards of the region of Chabrouh were famous all over Lebanon for their production of apples and pears. In 2007, the Chabrouh Dam was inaugurated creating one of the highest artificial lakes in the Middle-east region, but as a result, flooded more than three quarter of the orchards. The ski slopes are today the preferred destination for the region's visitors
Location and confusion with the Mzaar Kfardebian ski resort
Faraya is located in the Kesrwan District in Lebanon, 42 km away from Beirut (while driving, but 35 km away if straight), and it is 20 km away from Jounieh. Faraya has an altitude ranging from 1600 m to 2300 m. The road to Faraya from the coastal highway passes through Ajaltoun, Achkout, Faytroun, Mairouba, Hrajel and finally Faraya.
In winter, Faraya has a cold climate with snow accumulations that can reach more than 1.5 metres (5 ft) and temperature drops to −6 °C (21 °F) or lower are possible in winter. In summer temperature can reach in July and August over 30 °C (86 °F), and as in winter Faraya is a resort for many people..