Koura is one of eight Kazas in North Lebanon, extending from the Qadisha River in the north to the Al Jouz River in the south. To north and north east it borders Tripoli, Zgharta 'Corner'. To the east it borders Bcharreh and the south it abuts Batroun.
Koura has coastal plains, south of Tripoli, and hills, the highest of which reach 800 meters. Koura's coastal boundaries are at Al Bahsas-Rasmasqa and Enfeh-al Harishe, both of which border the Qalamoun coast, an area that serves Lebanon's vibrant tourist industry.
Koura can be roughly divided into
- Higher Koura
- Middle Koura (Coastal plains)
- Al Qala (overlooking Bahsas and Qalamoun)
- Al Quaytea (overlooking Chekka and Heri)
Amyoun may be the 'capital' of Koura, but there are 46 other towns and villages. They include Ajd Abreen, Enfeh, Batroumeen, Batourateej, Bednaynel, Bzeeza, Bsarma, Btram, Bkifteen, Dar Bashtar, Dar Shimreen, Dideh, North Rasmasqa, South Rasmasqa, Rashbadeen, Aafsadiq, Ain Aakreen, Feeyaa, Qalhat, Kaftoon, Kfarhata, Kfarhazeer, Kfarsaroon, Kfaraaqa, Kfarqahel, Kefraya, Kosba, Al Majdil wa Al Zakzook, Btaaboura, Bahbouch, Bahsas, Bedba, Bedbahoun, Binharan, Barghoun, Haret Al Khasa, Zgharta Mteweli, Zakroun, Dahr Al Ain, Aaba, Metreet, Al Nakhleh, Wata Feris, and Kilbata.
The resident population is between 55,000-70,000 (1.3% of the national population)
Koura is famous for the olive plantations that are found in every corner of the Kaza and is a staple of the local economy.