List of rivers of Lebanon

This is a list of all waterways named as rivers in Lebanon. Lebanon has 16 rivers all of which are non navigable; 13 rivers originate on the western face of the Lebanon range and run through the steep gorges and into the Mediterranean Sea, the other three arise in the Beqaa Valley.[1]

Rivers originating on the western face of the Lebanon Mountains
Modern name Other names Ancient name
Nahr al-Kabir al-Janoubi Nahr al-Kabir Eleutherus River
Astoun River
Arqa River
Nahr al-Bared
Kadisha River Nahr Abu Ali
Al-Jawz River
Abraham River Nahr Ibrahim Adonis River
Nahr al-Kalb Dog River Lycus River
Beirut River nahr Beirut Magoras River
Damour River Nahr Al Damour Damoros river, Tamyrus river
Awali River Asclepius River
Siniq River
Zahrani River

Sources: [2] [3] [4]

Rivers originating in the Lebanese hinterland
Modern name Other names Ancient name
Litani River Qasimiyeh River Leontes River
Asi River Orontes River
Hasbani River Nahal Snir


  1. ECODIT (October 2005). "National action plan for the reduction of pollution into the mediterranean sea from land based sources" (pdf). Lebanese ministry of the environment. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  2. "Rivers and Lakes". U.S. Library of Congress. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  3. Walley, Chris. "The geology of Lebanon - A summary". American University of Beirut. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  4. Al-rehab staff (April 2011). "لمحة عامة عن أنهار لبنان" (in Arabic). شبكة الرحاب. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
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