Beirut

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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

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 was called the Paris of the Middle East.

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References[change | change source]

  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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