Location within Lebanon
|Coordinates: 34°36′38″N 36°12′33″E / 34.61056°N 36.20917°E|
|• Total||5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||700 m (2,300 ft)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Kouachra (also spelled as Kaweishra or Kavashra) is a village in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. It is located approximately 131 kilometres (81 mi) north of Beirut and 38 kilometres (24 mi) north of Tripoli.
Kouachra is located in Akkar District, near Al Qoubaiyat about an hour's drive from Tripoli. The village is situated on flat terrain at an altitude of 700–800 meters (2,300–2,600 ft) above sea level. The village has a small artificial lake.
Kouachra has a population of about 2,800 people, mostly of Sunni Turkish origin. And most of its residents are farmers.
The villagers support the Future Movement political party.
Owing to its Turkish ethnic identity, the village was visited by the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2010 and has received Turkish developmental assistance and funding, including university scholarships in Turkey.
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