Beirut

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Beirut
بيروت
Beyrouth
Flag of Beirut
Flag
Official seal of Beirut
Seal
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)
Website City 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 is called the Paris of the Middle East.

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References[change | change source]

  • 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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