In the sixth part of The
Introduction to Jounieh in the Mid Nineteenth Century, Professor Butrus
Al-Boustani said: “Jounieh is a place on the Keserwan coast which has
warehouses, stores, and a dye house. Ships and boats bring supplies and its
grain trade is very popular. Thus a district of the following villages: Sarba,
Ghadir, and Harat Sakhr was named for it. Its total population is 2,500.
Jounieh itself is not a residential area but mainly a commercial district whose
workers come from neighboring towns.”