Mar Roukouz

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Mar Roukouz
مار روكز
City
Map showing the location of Mar Roukouz within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Mar Roukouz within Lebanon
Mar Roukouz
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°51′N 35°33′E / 33.850°N 35.550°E / 33.850; 35.550Coordinates: 33°51′N 35°33′E / 33.850°N 35.550°E / 33.850; 35.550
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Matn District
Government
 • Time Zone GMT +2 (UTC)
 • - Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
 • Area Code(s) (+961) 1
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Mar Roukouz or Mar Roukoz (Arabic: مار روكز ‎‎ translit. Mar Roukouz) is a village in the Matn District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon.

Overview[edit]

Mar Roukoz is mostly a residential region. Notable places include the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science of Saint Joseph University, as well as several country clubs, and a water park. The village is under the administration of the Municipality of Dekwaneh, and is officially a part of the region of Dahr el Hossein.

Etymology[edit]

The region is named after Saint Roch (Mar Roukoz in Arabic) Monastery which is built on a prominent hill, and serves as the headquarters of the Maronite Antonine Order. The monastery was established in 1768.

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