Keserwan District

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Keserwan District
قضاء كسروان
Jounieh Bay
Jounieh Bay
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
Capital Jounieh
 • Total 130 sq mi (336 km2)
 • Total 123,600
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Keserwan (Qadaa' Keserwèn) (Arabic قضاء كسروان) Turkish (kesrvan) is a district (caza) in the Mount Lebanon Governorate (Arabic: محافظة جبل لبنان‎), Lebanon, to the northeast of Lebanon's capital Beirut. The capital, Jounieh, is overwhelmingly Maronite Christian.[citation needed] The area is home to the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name of Keserwan is most probably that of a Persian clan named the Kesra, who were early Persian settlers of the region. Kesra (Arabicized version of Khosro) has always been a common Persian name. Keserwan is its plural form.[1]

Other sources suggest the name was named in honor of the leader of the Maronites, Prince "Kosra", who won decisive battles against the Umayyad Caliphate invasion of Mount Lebanon in the early 8th century[citation needed].

Cities, Towns, and Villages[edit]


  1. ^ Salibi, Kamal (2003). A house of many mansions : the history of Lebanon reconsidered (Repr. ed.). London: I.B. Tauris. p. 139. ISBN 1860649122. 

Coordinates: 33°58′11″N 35°36′56″E / 33.96972°N 35.61556°E / 33.96972; 35.61556