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Beirut

capital of Lebanon

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. It is situated on a hilly promontory on the eastern Mediterranean surrounded to the east by the snow-capped mountains of Lebanon. Before the civil war it was a cultural center of the Arab World, a major international financial, banking and media center and was called the Switzerland of the Middle East. It is called the Paris of the Middle East.

Beirut

بيروت

Beyrouth
Flag of Beirut
Flag
Official seal of Beirut
Seal
CountryLebanon
GovernorateBeirut, Capital City
Government
 • MayorBilal Hamad
Area
 • City20 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban
100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Metro
200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 • City361,366 (UN)[1]
 • Urban
1,900,000
 • Metro
2,250,000 ~ 3,000,000
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3
WebsiteCity of Beirut

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "UNdata - record view - City population by sex, city and city type". data.un.org.
  • Linda Jones Hall, Roman Berytus: Beirut in Late Antiquity, 2004.
  • Samir Kassir, Histoire de Beyrouth, Fayard 2003.
  • Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), p. 69.

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