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Beirut
بيروت Bayrūt
Beyrouth (French)
Ceety

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Beirut is located in Lebanon
Beirut
Beirut
Location in Lebanon. The surroondin destrict can be seen on the map.
Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E / 33.88694°N 35.51306°E / 33.88694; 35.51306
Kintra Lebanon
Govrenorate Beirut, Caipital Ceety
Government
 • Mayor Bilal Hamad
Area
 • Ceety 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Metro 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 • Ceety 750,000
 • Urban 1,900,000
 • Metro 2,250,000 ~ 3,000,000
Time zone +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Website Ceety o Beirut

Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎, Bayrūt) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Lebanon wi a population rangin frae some 1 million tae ower 2 million as o 2007. Locatit on a peninsulae at the midpoint o Lebanon's coastline wi the Mediterranean sea, it serves as the kintra's lairgest an main seaport, an an' a' forms the Beirut Metropolitan Aurie, which consists o the ceety an its suburbs. The first mention o this metropolis is foond in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, datin tae the 15t century BC, an the ceety haes been continuously inhabitit syne.

Beirut haulds Lebanon's seat o govrenment, an plays a central role in the Lebanese economy wi its ceety centre, Hamra, Verdun, an Ashrafieh-based corporate firms an banks. The ceety is the focal point o the region's cultural life, renouned for its press, theatres, cultural activities, an nichtlife. Efter the destructive Lebanese ceevil war, Beirut unnerwent major reconstruction,[1][2][3] an the redesigned historic ceety centre, marina, pubs an nichtlife destricts hae ance again rendered it a tourist attraction. Beirut wis named the top place tae visit in 2009 bi The New York Times.[4] It wis an aa leetit as ane o the ten liveliest ceeties in the warld bi Lonely Planet in 2009.[5]

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Beirut is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Reconstruction of Beirut, Macalester College
  2. Lebanon's Reconstruction: A Work in Progress, VOA News
  3. Beirut: Between Memory and Desire, Worldview
  4. Wise, Zach; Meek/, Miki (2009-01-11). "The 44 Places to Go in 2009 - Interactive Graphic". Beirut (Lebanon);Washington (DC);Galapagos Islands;Berlin (Germany);Las Vegas (Nev);Hawaii;Vienna (Austria);Doha (Qatar);Dakar (Senegal);Phuket (Thailand);Chicago (Ill);Dallas (Tex);Bhutan;Florida Keys;Rome (Italy);Cuba;Penang (Malaysia);Seychelles Islands;Florianopolis (Brazil);Copenhagen (Denmark);Monument Valley;Great Britain;Cologne (Germany);Reykjavik (Iceland);Red Sea;Egypt;Deauville (France);South Africa;India;Kazakhstan;Buffalo (NY);Madagascar;Tasmania (Australia);Stockholm (Sweden);Alaska;Pennsylvania;Zambia: NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  5. "Beirut Travel Information and Travel Guide — Lebanon". Lonely Planet. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 "Twinning the Cities". City of Beirut. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  7. "Isfahan, Beirut named sister cities". MNA. Retrieved 2007-05-02. 
  8. "Sister Cities of Istanbul". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  9. "Beirut, Lebanon". Lacity.org. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  10. "Yerevan Municipality – Sister Cities". © 2005–2009 www.yerevan.am. Retrieved 2009-06-22.