Cornet Chahwan

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Cornet Chahwan
قرنة شهوان
The Church of Sts. Peter & Paul
The Church of Sts. Peter & Paul
Map showing the location of Qornet Shehwan within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Qornet Shehwan within Lebanon
Cornet Chahwan
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°55′N 35°40′E / 33.92°N 35.67°E / 33.92; 35.67Coordinates: 33°55′N 35°40′E / 33.92°N 35.67°E / 33.92; 35.67
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Matn District
Elevation 680 m (2,230 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Cornet Chahwan (Arabic: قرنة شهوان‎‎, also spelled Kornet Chehwan) is a sizable town in the Mount Lebanon area of Lebanon's Metn District. Cornet Chahwan, houses the headquarters for the chab ( municipalities of 4 villages (including Cornet Chahwan) namely Ain Aar, Beit El Kikko and Hbous. The total area governed by chab municipalities is around 5 million square meters of land, out of which over 30% is covered by green spaces. The town remains one of the best tourism attraction in lebannon.


There are over 6,000 households and 30,000 inhabitants in the chab Municipalities that are Lebanese and most are followers of the Catholic Church. The town is the seat of the Maronite Archbishopric of Matn. The town has numerous churches, including the historic Saint Peter & Paul Church.


Cornet Chahwan is home to numerous private educational institutes, including one of Lebanon's most prestigious and highly ranked private schools, Saint Joseph school, a trilingual institute founded in 1884, and Saint Coeur which is a semi private school. In addition to a public school called Sacre Coeur.[1]


The town is home to the Pharès Zoghbi Cultural Foundation, which is a library of 65,000 books in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.[2]

The town is also home to a state of the art theater called SJS theater at Saint Joseph School in addition to a city hall brand new facility next to St Peter & Paul's church.

Humanitarian Institutions[edit]

St Vincent de Paul, a charitable institution, is located in Cornet Chahwan.[3] The Lebanese Red Cross also has a first-aid center in the town. In addition to a fire department covering a vast areas of the El Metn district.


  1. ^ "SJS". SJS. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Paulo Coelho (2007-07-30). "The Brazilian who established a library in Lebanon by Marina Sarruf*". Paulo Coelho's Blog. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  3. ^ Lebanon (2011-04-07). "Countries". EMRO. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 

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