The Kaza of Batroun is one of the six cazas of the mohafazah of North Lebanon
. Its geographical borders are marked by the river Madfoun in the south and by the river El Jaouz (Nahr El Jaouz) in the north. It stretches from the Mediterranean coast to the west, partially covering the flanks of West Lebanon mountain (Mount Lebanon), and reaches the peaks of Jabal El Mnaitri at 2 700 meters(2 952,76 Yards, 8 858,28 feets). It has a 278 square kilometres(107,34 miles²) surface.
It is surrounded in the north by the kaza of Koura
, in the east by the kaza Baalbek
in the mohafazah of Baalbek-Hermel
, and in the south it is surrounded by the kaza of Jbayl (Byblos)
in the mohafazah of Mount-Lebanon
Its population is estimated to 51 120 inhabitants approximately (which is equivalent to 1.2% of the total population of Lebanon) spread over 68 locations, of which only 22 have elected municipal councils. In the last municipal elections in 2004, the caza of Batroun counted 38 357 residents, 63 933 resgitered voters of which 40 962 voters.
There is a federation of municipalities (Federation of Batroun Municipalities
) in the kaza of Batroun.
Its administrative center is the town of Batroun
, , a small coastal city that essentially depends on the economic activity generated by the residents of the nearby mountains, who remain there during the cold winter season. But recently it has made great effort to become a touristic town, like other cities of the Lebanese coast.
Kaza of Batroun enjoys an attractive nature. Many ancient monasteries and churches are scattered all over the coast and mountains, especially in the village of Douma
where they constitute a touristic attractions. The Kaza of Batroun is also notable for its Cedar Forest rising on the hills of the village of Tannourine