Beirut

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Beirut
بيروت
Beyrouth

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Beirut is located in Lebanon
Beirut
Location in Lebanon. The surrounding district can be seen on the map.
Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E / 33.88694°N 35.51306°E / 33.88694; 35.51306Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E / 33.88694°N 35.51306°E / 33.88694; 35.51306
Country Lebanon
Governorate Beirut, Capital City
Government
 • Mayor Bilal Hamad
Area
 • City 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Metro 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 • City 361,366 (UN)[1]
 • Urban 1,900,000
 • Metro 2,250,000 ~ 3,000,000
Time zone +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

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.

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  • 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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