Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا, Ṣaydā; Phoenician: צדן, Ṣydwn; Greek: Σιδών; Laitin: Sidon; Hebrew: צידון‎‎, Ṣīḏōn, Turkis: Sayda) is the third-lairgest ceety in Lebanon. It is locatit in the Sooth Govrenorate o Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, aboot 40 km (25 mi) north o Tyre an 40 km (25 mi) sooth o the caipital Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is the son o Canaan the grandson o Noah. Its name coincides wi the modren Arabic wird for fishery.


صيدا Ṣaydā
Sidon is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°33′38″N 35°23′53″E / 33.56056°N 35.39806°E / 33.56056; 35.39806Coordinates: 33°33′38″N 35°23′53″E / 33.56056°N 35.39806°E / 33.56056; 35.39806
Kintra Lebanon
GovrenorateSooth Govrenorate
DestrictSidon Destrict
 • City7 km2 (3 sq mi)
 • Metro
25 km2 (10 sq mi)
 • City80,000
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Sidon is a ceety o 200,000 inhabitants who are owerwhelmingly Sunni Muslims

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