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Sidon
صيدا Ṣaydā
Sidon is located in Lebanon
Sidon
Sidon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°33′38″N 35°23′53″E / 33.56056°N 35.39806°E / 33.56056; 35.39806
Kintra Banner o Lebanon Lebanon
Govrenorate Sooth Govrenorate
Destrict Sidon Destrict
Area
 • City 3 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Metro 10 sq mi (25 km2)
Population
 • City 80,000
 • Metro 266,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Website www.saida.gov.lb

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا, Ṣaydā; Phoenician: צדן, Ṣydwn; Greek: Σιδών; Laitin: Sidon; Ebreu: צידון‎, Ṣīḏōn, Turkis: Sayda‎) is the third-lairgest ceety in Lebanon. It is locatit in the Sooth Govrenorate o Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, aboot 40 km (25 mi) north o Tyre an 40 km (25 mi) sooth o the caipital Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is the son o Canaan the grandson o Noah. Its name coincides wi the modren Arabic wird for fishery.

Sidon is a ceety o 200,000 inhabitants who are owerwhelmingly Sunni Muslims

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