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Qernayel, Qornayel
Qarnayel is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°51′16″N 35°43′34″E / 33.85444°N 35.72611°E / 33.85444; 35.72611Coordinates: 33°51′16″N 35°43′34″E / 33.85444°N 35.72611°E / 33.85444; 35.72611
Country Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Baabda
 • Total 4,500

Qarnayel (Arabic: قرنايل‎‎) is a village and municipality in the Baabda District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. The village is located between 1100 and 1250 meters above sea level in the western steep slopes of Mount Lebanon, in the Matn al-A'la area, 36 kilometers to the east of Beirut. The village has a population of nearly 4,500,[citation needed] including a significant Druze community.[1]

With one public high school and another public elementary junior high school, Qarnayel attracts students from neighboring villages. Many grottoes are located in the steep pine-clad slopes above the town. The village is a major source of pine nuts due to stone pine (Pinus pinea) woods covering the area. Qarnayel also produces a variety of fruits and vegetables. Coke and iron were mined during the 19th century.


  1. ^ "Druze communities in the Middle East". British Druze Society. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011.