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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 80.81 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.25 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.66 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.57 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69.94 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 81.65 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 71.04 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (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 35.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.11 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.47 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.03 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.18 (Moderate)
  • Living in Barouk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Barouk is 106.94 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.82 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.28 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.53 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.59 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.44 (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 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.4 USD

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

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