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, French: Mont Liban) is the wealthiest and the most modern[peacock term] of the Governorates in Lebanon. Its capital is located in Baabda. The majority of its population is Christian (chiefly Maronites, Greek Orthodox, and Melkites), with minorities of Druze, Muslims of various sects, as well as the 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 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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