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Harouf is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°22′N 35°27′E / 33.367°N 35.450°E / 33.367; 35.450Coordinates: 33°22′N 35°27′E / 33.367°N 35.450°E / 33.367; 35.450
Grid position 122/160 L
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Nabatieh District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Harouf (in Arabic حاروف) is a village in the Nabatieh Governorate region of southern Lebanon and is located north of the Litani River. The village is economically important due to the presence of a famous industrial area in it known as "Marj Harouf".


In the 1596 tax records, it was named as a village, Haruf, in the Ottoman nahiya (subdistrict) of Sagif under the liwa' (district) of Safad, with a population of 12 households, all Muslim. The villagers paid a fixed tax-rate of 25 % on agricultural products, such as wheat, barley, fruit trees, goats and beehives, in addition to "occasional revenues"; a total of 2,459 akçe.[1][2]

In 1875, Victor Guérin found Haroun to be a village of about 140 Metualis. He further noted several sarcophagi, convincing him that it was an ancient place.[3]


  1. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 185
  2. ^ Note that Rhode, 1979, p. 6 writes that the register that Hütteroth and Abdulfattah studied was not from 1595/6, but from 1548/9
  3. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 527


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