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 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
Established2750 BC
 • Ceety4 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Metro
17 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Ceety60,000
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+02 (Eastren European Time)
Criteriaiii, vi
Designatit1984 (8th session)
Reference no.299
State Pairty Lebanon
RegionArab States

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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Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

Tyre is twinned wi: