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

بيروت Bayrūt

Beyrouth (French)
Ceety
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Banner o Beirut
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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
KintraLebanon
GovrenorateBeirut, Caipital Ceety
Govrenment
 • MayorBilal Hamad
Area
 • Ceety20 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban
100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Metro
200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 • Ceety750,000
 • Urban
1,900,000
 • Metro
2,250,000 ~ 3,000,000
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3
WebsiteCeety o Beirut

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]

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

Beirut is twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

  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: NYTimes.com. 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. 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". Lacity.org. Retrieved 5 Mey 2009.
  10. "Yerevan Municipality – Sister Cities". © 2005–2009 www.yerevan.am. Retrieved 22 Juin 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)