What is Beirut?

  • (noun): Capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean.
    Synonyms: capital of Lebanon


Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎ Bayrūt, Greek: Βηρυττός, Latin: Berytus, Aramaic: Birot בירות, French: Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As there has been no recent population census, the exact population is unknown; estimates in 2007 ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport. The Beirut metropolitan area consists of the city and its suburbs. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, dating from the 15th century BC. The city has been inhabited continuously since then.

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Louis Cheikhô - Works
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Samir Khalaf - Publications
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SS Lesbian (1923) - History - Capture, Sinking and Rediscovery
... In 1940, Lesbian was impounded by Vichy French forces at Beirut, Lebanon ... invasion of Syria and Lebanon in 1941, Beirut was bombed ... ship is very well preserved and sitting at a depth of 67 metres (220 ft), facing Beirut port ...
Beirut - International Relations - Twin Towns – Sister Cities
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