Mount Lebanon


Yahchouch (Arabic: يحشوش‎) is a region in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is found 42 kilometers north of Beirut. Its normal height is 670 meters above ocean level and its absolute land region is 636 hectares. Yahchouch’s occupants are dominatingly Maronite Catholics and Christians from different categories.

The region has eight Maronite places of worship (St. Semaan, Wardieh, Saydet Ghoshraya, St. John, St. Takla, St. Therese, St. Bechara and Saydet Shouan) and a few other Christian houses of worship. Its occupants are altogether Christian. The Lebanese last name “Yahchouchi” gets from this town. The conspicuous groups of the town are Mouawad, Keyrouz, Zouain, Zouein, Turk, Assaf, Souaid, Bedrane, Barakat, Atallah, Akil, Tawil, Ghanem, El Jorr and others.