Coordinates: 34°18′6″N 35°51′10″E / 34.30167°N 35.85278°E / 34.30167; 35.85278
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Map showing the location of Kousba within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Kousba within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°18′6″N 35°51′10″E / 34.30167°N 35.85278°E / 34.30167; 35.85278
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNorth Governorate
DistrictKoura District
Highest elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Lowest elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

Kousba (Arabic: كوسبا) is a village in Koura District, in the Northern Governorate of Lebanon. The population are Greek Orthodox.[1]


According to the elderly residents of this town, the name Kousba comes from the word "Hidden" because of how it lies between mountains. Kousba is one of the most inhabited villages in the Koura district[citation needed]. It is situated at 18 km south of Tripoli, and 12 km east of Chekka. A main road that runs from Chekka to Bsharri (called "Chekka Arz Highway") passes through Kousba.


In 1953, Kousba had a population of 1,732.[2] Kousba has a population of about 5,000 residents. It has two public schools with 311 students enrolled in each of them. Statistics from the 2004 municipal elections indicate that Kousba has 7,193 registered voters—of which 4,940 voted. Kousba has 23 companies with more than 5 employees[citation needed]. Kousba has one medical center but no hospitals. This town consists of 601 Hectares of land[citation needed]. Many landmarks exist in Kousba including ancient historical monuments, touristic attractions, religious sites, sports clubs, teaching institutions and social clubs.

Businesses in Kousba[edit]

Banks, Computer shops, Computer Services (IT), Supermarkets, Jewelries, Car Mechanics, Olive Oils, Perfumeries, Wheels repairs, Lingeries, Clothing, Flowers, Photographing, Silver ware, Ice Creams and Sweets, Car Spare Parts, Buchers, Shoe Shops, Blinds and Curtains Shops, Gas Stations, Eye Glasses, Mobile Phone Shops, Construction Materials, Hair Dressers, Bookshops, Beauty shops and Pharmacies.

Families in Kousba[edit]

Andraous, Abdullah, Antoun, Atieh, Awad, Ayoub, Azar, Bchara, Braheem, Dannawi, Fadil, Farrah, Fayad, Ghazi, Gosen, Greij, Habib, Hakeem, Hanna, Haykal, Ibrahim, Isaac, Israel, Jabbour, Kamar, Kanaan, Kheir, Khoury, Manssour, Mitri, Moussa, Namey, Nasr, Nassar, Nahas, Rihana, Roumi, Saab, Saba, Saddic, Sarkis, Sarraf, Sassine, El-Tom, Wakeem, Yacoub, Younis, Youssef, Zaidan and El Zalameh .


  1. ^ "Municipal and ikhtiyariah elections in Northern Lebanon" (PDF). The Monthly. March 2010. p. 23. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. 2023-03-24. Archived from the original on 2023-03-24. Retrieved 2023-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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