Mount Lebanon


Ashqout (Arabic: عشقوت‎; likewise spelled Ashkout, Achqout, ‘Ashqut) is a town and region in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is found 31 kilometers north of Beirut. Ashqout’s normal rise is 1,000 meters above ocean level and its all out land territory is 588 hectares. Its occupants are dominatingly Maronite Catholic, with Christians from different sections in the minority.

The town has three schools, one public and two private, in the town, with a sum of 739 understudies starting at 2008. The El-Hajj Hospital, which has 28 beds, is situated in Ashqout.[1] It is the origination of Ahmad Faris Shidyaq (1804-1887) and the Maronite Patriarch Paul Peter Massad (1806–1890).