Barouk Tourism, Lebanon

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Barouk-Fraydis (Arabic: فريديس الشوف-باروك‎‎) is a municipality in the Chouf District of Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It consists of the villages of Barouk and Fraydis el-Chouf. The municipality is located 52 kilometers southeast of Beirut. Its average elevation is 530 meters above sea level and its total land area consists of 2,762 hectares. The municipality had 5,197 registered voters in 2010. Its inhabitants are predominantly Druze and Maronite and Melkite Christians. Historically, Barouk is known for being the "land of good", because of its fountain, Nabeh-el-Barouk. The poet Rachid Nakhleh, the writer of the national hymn, Kulluna lel watan, was born in Barouk. The village is also well-known for its apples and other fruits, and for its many pine and oak forests. Barouk is named after the adjacent mountain of Jabal el-Barouk, which stands 1,943 meters above sea level. The mountain also has the largest nature reserve in Lebanon, the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, and contains the oldest cedar forest in Lebanon.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Barouk, which is a city in Lebanon. When planning a trip to Barouk, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Harissa. Harissa is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Also, to reach Barouk, you'll have to take a flight to Harissa; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Barouk.

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Facts and Stats for Barouk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Barouk

    Know the pollution level of Barouk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 82.79 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 77.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.13 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 72.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.21 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.97 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 84.64 (Very High)
  • Barouk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barouk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barouk.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.82 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.18 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.47 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.89 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.82 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.75 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.07 (Moderate)
  • Living in Barouk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Barouk is 105.96 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.53 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.94 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 91.85 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.69 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.94 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.97 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.2 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.41 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barouk

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barouk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.32 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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