Tyre, Lebanon

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Tyre
Ceety
Tyre fishin harbour
Tyre fishin harbour
Map o Lebanon frae the CIA World Factbook. Tyre is near the soothren border
Map o Lebanon frae the CIA World Factbook. Tyre is near the soothren border
Kintra Lebanon
GovrenorateSooth
DestrictTyre
Established2750 BC
Area
 • Ceety4 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Metro
17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
 • Ceety60,000
 • Metro
174,000
Time zoneUTC+02 (Eastren European Time)
TeepCultural
Criteriaiii, vi
Designatit1984 (8th session)
Reference no.299
State Pairty Lebanon
RegionArab 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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