Ras Osta

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Ras Osta
راس اسطا
Ras Usta
Ras Osta is located in Lebanon
Ras Osta
Ras Osta
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°6′54″N 35°43′24″E / 34.11500°N 35.72333°E / 34.11500; 35.72333Coordinates: 34°6′54″N 35°43′24″E / 34.11500°N 35.72333°E / 34.11500; 35.72333
Country Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Jbeil
 • Total 429 ha (1,060 acres)
Elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)

Ras Osta (Arabic: راس اسطا‎‎, also spelled Ras Usta) is a municipality in the Jbeil District of Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is 55 kilometers north of Beirut. Ras Osta has an average elevation of 900 meters above sea level and a total land area of 429 hectares. There were two companies with more than five employees operating in the village as of 2008.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Shia Muslims.[2]


  1. ^ "Ras Osta". Localiban. Localiban. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Cammett, Melani; Issar, Sukriti (July 2010). "Bricks and Mortar Clientalism: Sectarianism and the Logics of Welfare Allocation in Lebanon". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. doi:10.1353/wp.0.0056. PMC 4029429Freely accessible.