Mrouj

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Mrouj
المروج
City
Map showing the location of Mrouj within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Mrouj within Lebanon
Mrouj
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°54′45″N 35°44′57″E / 33.91250°N 35.74917°E / 33.91250; 35.74917Coordinates: 33°54′45″N 35°44′57″E / 33.91250°N 35.74917°E / 33.91250; 35.74917
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Matn District
Government
 • Mayors Elie Dagher
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Mrouj (Arabic: المروج‎‎, also spelled Mrouje and El Mrouj) is a municipality in the Matn District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. The English translation of Mrouj is "The Meadows"

Outlying areas[edit]

Water[edit]

Lake Mrouj is located approximately 3 km north of the town. It is a source of water for many villages in the Matn District

Economy[edit]

Mrouj is mostly a destination for summer tourism for Beirutis in the summer and ski enthusiasts in the winter. Zaarour ski resorts are about 6 km north of Mrouj

The town also hosts an annual festival for St. Takla in September in the St. Takla Square in the center of Mrouj

Education[edit]

There is one public school in the town named Mrouj Public School, and one private Catholic school.

Religion[edit]

The inhabitants of Mrouj are almost all Christians, predominantly Maronites. St. Takla Church was built approx in 1792

Churches[edit]

  • Evangelical Church.
  • St. Takla – Maronite.

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