It’s surrounded on the north by the river Damour. The river El Aouali markits southern boundary. It stretches from the Mediterranean coast to the west to the heights of mountains of Barouk (2 000 meters above sea level). Its area is 495 square kilometers, equivalent to 4.7% of the total area of Lebanon.
Its administrative centre is locate in Beit Ed Dine, capital of the emirs of Mount Lebanon, and historic core of the Republic of Lebanon politically and geographically.
Chouf District is the third most populous of Mount Lebanon after Baabda District and Matn District. Its population is estimated at 166 140 inhabitants, equivalent to 3.9% of the total population of Lebanon.
During the municipal elections of 2004, the Chouf had 173 888 residents, 277 268 registered voters, including 159 405 actual voters.
It’s includes several cities which have an essential role in Lebanese politics under Ottoman rule, such as Baaqline and Deir El Qamar, who have become centres of tourism activities and cultural variety.
Municipalities Chouf District
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Federations of municipalities Chouf District
Main article : Federation of municipalities.
|Federations of municipalities||Municipalities of the federation|
|2||Federation of Chouf El Aala Municipalities||Aammatour | Ain Qani | Baadarane | Bater | Botmeh | Haret Jandal | Jbaa (Chouf) | Khreibeh (Chouf) | Maasser ech Chouf | Moukhtara | Mristi | Niha (Chouf)|
|3||Federation of Chouf Es Souayjani Municipalities||Aathrine | Ain Ouzain | Ainbal | Baaqline | Gharifeh | Jdaideh (Chouf) | Kahlouniyeh | Mazraat Ech Chouf | Semqaniyeh|
|4||Federation of North Iqlim El Kharroub Municipalities||Aalmane - Barghoutiyeh | Aanout | Baassir - Haret Baassir | Barja | Bourjein - Marjiyat (Chouf) | Chhim | Dahr El Mghara | Dalhoun | Daraiya (Chouf) | Jadra - Ouadi Ez Zayni | Jiyeh | Ketermaya | Mazboud | Mghayriyeh (Chouf) | Ouardaniyeh | Rmeileh (Chouf) | Sibline|
|5||Federation of South Iqlim El Kharroub Municipalities||Bsaba (Chouf) | Hasrout | Joun | Mazraat ed Dahr | Mtolleh - Bzina | Zaarouriyeh|
Finances (local authorities)
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