Byblos

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Byblos
City
Byblos Port
Map showing the location of Byblos within Lebanon
Byblos
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 35°39′04″E / 34.12361°N 35.65111°E / 34.12361; 35.65111Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 35°39′04″E / 34.12361°N 35.65111°E / 34.12361; 35.65111
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Jbeil District
Area
 • City 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Metro 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
 • City 40,000
 • Metro 100,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961
Type: Cultural
Criteria: iii, iv, vi
Designated: 1984 (8th session)
Reference #: 295
State Party: Flag of Lebanon.svg
Region: Arab States

Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal (Greek: Βύβλος; Hebrew: גְבַל; earlier Gubla/Phoenician:𐤂𐤁𐤋). It is believed by many to be the oldest city in the world.


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