Mount Lebanon Governorate

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Mount Lebanon
جبل لبنان
Map of Lebanon with Mount Lebanon highlighted
Map of Lebanon with Mount Lebanon highlighted
Coordinates: 33°50′N 35°32′E / 33.833°N 35.533°E / 33.833; 35.533Coordinates: 33°50′N 35°32′E / 33.833°N 35.533°E / 33.833; 35.533
Country Lebanon
Capital Baabda
 • Total 4,934 km2 (1,905 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,543,578
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mount Lebanon (Arabic: جبل لبنان‎‎) is one of the six governorates of Lebanon. Its capital is located in Baabda. The majority of its population is Christian (chiefly Maronite, Greek Orthodox, and Melkite), with minorities of Druze, Muslims of various sects, as well as irreligious people.

This governorate is named after the mountainous region of Mount Lebanon and, except for Beirut, spans the area along the Mediterranean coast between Lebanon's North Governorate and South Governorate.


The governorate is divided into six districts (aqḍiyah, singular qaḍāʼ):

District Arabic name Capital
Aley قضاء عاليه Aley
Baabda قضاء بعبدا Baabda
Chouf قضاء الشوف Beiteddine
Jbeil قضاء جبيل Byblos
Keserwan قضاء كسروان Jounieh
Matn قضاء المتن Jdeideh


Christians are the majority, comprising 70% of the population, followed by Druze (20%), Muslims (7%), the irreligious (3%) and others.[citation needed]

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