Tyre, Lebanon

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Tyre
Ceety
Tyre fishin harbour
Map o Lebanon frae the CIA World Factbook. Tyre is near the soothren border
Kintra  Lebanon
Govrenorate Sooth
Destrict Tyre
Established 2750 BC
Area
 • Ceety 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Metro 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
 • Ceety 60,000
 • Metro 174,000
Time zone Eastren European Time (UTC+02)
Type: Cultural
Criterie: iii, vi
Designatit: 1984 (8th session)
Reference No. 299
State Pairty:  Lebanon
Region: Arab States

Tyre (Arabic: صور, Ṣūr; Phoenicie: צור, Ṣur; Ebreu: צוֹר‎‎, Tzor; Tiberian Ebreu צר, Ṣōr; Akkadian: 𒋗𒊒 Ṣurru; Greek: Τύρος, Týros; Turkis: Sur‎; Laitin: Tyrus) is a ceety in the Sooth Govrenorate o Lebanon. There wur approximately 117,000 inhabitants in 2003,[1] housomeivver, the govrenment o Lebanon haes released anerlie rough estimates o population numbers syne 1932, so an accurate statistical accoontin is no possible.[2] Tyre juts oot frae the coast o the Mediterranean an is locatit aboot 80 km (50 mi) sooth o Beirut. The name o the ceety means "rock"[3] efter the rocky formation on which the toun wis oreeginally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, an the inhabitants are Tyrians.

Tyre is an auncient Phoenicie ceety an the legendary birthplace o Europa an Elissa (Dido). The day it is the fowert lairgest ceety in Lebanon[4] an hooses ane o the naition's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. The ceety haes a number o auncient sites, includin its Roman Hippodrome which wis addit tae UNESCO's leet o Warld Heritage Sites in 1979.[5][6]

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