Aramoun, Keserwan

Aramoun (Arabic: عرمون‎; also spelled Aaramoun or ′Aramun) is a town and municipality located in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. The town is about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Beirut.[1] It has an average elevation of 730 meters above sea level and a total land area of 148 hectares.[1] Aramoun's inhabitants are Maronites.[2]


The Monastery of Saint Nicolas in Aramoun, formerly the house of al-Dahdah
The Monastery of Saint Nicolas in Aramoun, formerly the house of al-Dahdah
Aramoun is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°1′9″N 35°42′1″E / 34.01917°N 35.70028°E / 34.01917; 35.70028
Country Lebanon
GovernorateMount Lebanon
 • Total1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
730 m (2,400 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


In 1959, Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 202 crashed in a hillside in the municipality.[3] On 13 May 1977, a LOT Antonov An-12 (registered SP-LZA) operating a cargo flight from Warsaw to Beirut via Varna crashed there at approximately 08:45 local time, killing all nine people on board, some of whom were agents of the communist Polish secret service. The aircraft had been approaching Beirut International Airport, but the pilots had encountered language difficulties when communicating with the local air traffic controllers, so that they likely lost the orientation. The aircraft was the property of the Polish Air Force and was flown by military pilots and had previously transported weapons for the Lebanese Civil War, when it crashed it was carrying a cargo of veal.[4][5] On 4 March 1980, the body of kidnapped Lebanese journalist Salim Lawzi was found in Aramoun.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Aaramoun (Kesrwan)". Localiban. Localiban. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (PDF). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2015-07-24. Retrieved 2016-02-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-4 YA-BAG Beirut". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2010-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Article covering the 1977 crash" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Aviation Safety Network, 1977 LOT crash".
  6. ^ Fouad Ajami (29 May 1992). The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967. Cambridge University Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-521-43833-9. Retrieved 15 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)