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Baalbek
بعلبك
Temple o Jupiter in Baalbek
Baalbek is located in Lebanon
Baalbek
Baalbek
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°0′25″N 36°12′14″E / 34.00694°N 36.20389°E / 34.00694; 36.20389
Kintra Banner o Lebanon Lebanon
Govrenorate Beqaa Govrenorate
Destrict Baalbek Destrict
Area
 • City 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
 • Metro 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population
 • City 82,608
 • Metro 105,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Type: Cultural
Criterie: i, iv
Designatit: 1984 (8th session)
Reference No. 294
State Party: Banner o Lebanon Lebanon
Region: Arab States

Baalbek (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις; Arabic: بعلبك‎ / ALA-LC: Ba‘albak; Phoenicie: בעלבכ, Baalbak) is a toun in the Beqaa Valley o Lebanon situatit east o the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins o the Roman period, when Baalbek, then kent as Heliopolis, wis ane o the lairgest sanctuaries in the empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasur, an it can be coontit amang the wanders o the auncient warld, containin some o the lairgest an best preservit Roman ruins.

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  1. Syaifullah, M. (October 26, 2008). "Yogyakarta dan Libanon Bentuk Kota Kembar". Tempo Interaktif. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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