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بيروت Bayrūt

Beyrouth (French)
Banner o Beirut
Official seal of Beirut
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Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E / 33.88694°N 35.51306°E / 33.88694; 35.51306
GovrenorateBeirut, Caipital Ceety
 • MayorBilal Hamad
 • Ceety20 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban
100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Metro
200 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Ceety750,000
 • Urban
 • Metro
2,250,000 ~ 3,000,000
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3
WebsiteCeety 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 kintra'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 (11 Januar 2009). "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: Retrieved 5 Mey 2009.
  5. "Beirut Travel Information and Travel Guide — Lebanon". Lonely Planet. 24 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 5 Mey 2009.
  6. a b c d e f g h i j k l "Twinning the Cities". City of Beirut. Archived frae the original on 21 Februar 2008. Retrieved 13 Januar 2008.
  7. "Isfahan, Beirut named sister cities". MNA. Retrieved 2 Mey 2007. Cite has empty unkent parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  8. "Sister Cities of Istanbul". Retrieved 8 September 2007.
  9. "Beirut, Lebanon". Archived frae the original on 2 Mey 2009. Retrieved 5 Mey 2009.
  10. "Yerevan Municipality – Sister Cities". © 2005–2009 Archived frae the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 22 Juin 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)