Mount Lebanon Governorate

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Mount Lebanon
Mont liban
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 (French: Mont Liban) is the wealthiest and the most modern of the Governorates in Lebanon. Its capital is located in Baabda. The majority of its population is Christian (chiefly Maronites, Greek Orthodox, and Melkite Greek Catholic), with minorities of Druze, Muslims of various sects, as well as the irreligious and other religions.

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 the South Governorate.


The governorate is divided into 6 districts (Aqdya, singular - qadaa or Caza) which are:

Religion in Mount Lebanon Governorate[edit]

Christians are the majority with 73% of the population, followed by Druze (10%), Muslims (15%), the irreligious (2%) and others.[citation needed]


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