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  1. Beirut is the capital city and a major port.
  2. Beirut is an important port and financial center with food processing industries.
  3. Beirut is one of the most diverse cities that you will ever encounter in this part of the world.
  4. Beirut was captured by the Arabs in 635.
  5. Beirut was divided into territories run by many separate, religious-based militias.


  1. A city continuously inhabited for millennia, until recently most of the few archaeological discoveries in Beirut were accidental.
  2. With rapid growth since the 1950s, Beirut is now home to nearly half of Lebanon's population; estimates exceed 1.5 million for the city.
  3. The Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut is a landmark in Beirut, the thriving city of business and a shopper's paradise.


  1. Along Beirut's shores are many resort complexes, beaches and swimming clubs with aquatic amusements and sports on offer.
  2. The shores near Pigeon Rocks have yielded the oldest evidence we have of human existence on the site of Beirut.
  3. Beirut's Golf Club is open to foreign visitors who can use the 9-hole course, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts for a moderate fee.
  4. AUB ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM in Beirut has an extensive collection of artifacts from Lebanon and the Near East.
  5. The Beirut music scene: clubs, bars and nightlife.


  1. The Al-Nouzha Bath last operating public Bath located in Basta Tahta, provides a real glimpse of old Beirut.
  2. Beirut is located halfway along the Lebanese coastline with Byblos and Tripoli to the North, and Sidon and Tyre to the South.

American University

  1. To this end, the Syrian Protestant University, later called the American University of Beirut, was founded in 1866 by American missionaries.
  2. The Hamra district in West Beirut, south of the American University of Beirut, has replaced the downtown area as the city's center.


  1. Known to be the commercial and busiest city in Lebanon, Beirut also has several nightclubs, restaurants and other entertaining places.
  2. Beirut had undergone major reconstruction in recent years and has hosted the Francophonie and the Arab League summits in 2002.
  3. Beirut remained the intellectual capital of the Arab world and a major commercial and tourist center until 1975 when a brutal civil war broke out in Lebanon.
  4. Its capital and largest city is Beirut.

French Mandate

  1. It was only at the end of the 19th century, after 400 years of Ottoman rule, that Beirut began to develop and modernize.
  2. It was taken (1918) by French troops in World War I. Beirut became the capital of Lebanon in 1920 under the French mandate.
  3. Foreign missionaries established schools throughout the country, with Beirut as the center of this renaissance.
  4. A bomb blast earlier this month injured seven and moderately damaged a shopping center in Broummana, a Christian resort town 10 miles northeast of Beirut.
  5. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following World War I, Beirut, along with all of Lebanon was placed under the French Mandate.


  1. A.D., Beirut had a famous school of Roman law.
  2. The SURSOCK MUSEUM in Beirut has regular art shows and a permanent exhibition.
  3. Beirut's coast is rather diverse; rocky beaches, sandy shores, and cliffs are situated beside one another.
  4. The Beirut synagogue was destroyed in 502 AD in the famous earthquake that demolished the town.


  1. In October, 260 U.S. Marines and 60 French soldiers were killed in Beirut when a truck filled with explosives was driven into their military compound.
  2. Neither U.S. policymakers nor military officials had forgotten the October 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed 241 U.S. marines.

West Beirut

  1. West Beirut was devastated in 1982 by Israeli forces fighting Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) units based there.
  2. Thousands died and much of the formerly cosmopolitan Beirut was left in ruins.
  3. Beirut remained in Crusader hands until 1291 when it was conquered by the Mamlukes.
  4. The French contingent was assigned responsibility for the port area and West Beirut.
  5. In August 1982, U.S. mediation resulted in the evacuation of Syrian troops and PLO fighters from Beirut.


  1. There are hundreds of art galleries in Beirut and its suburbs.
  2. Around the historic core of Beirut, areas of poverty have spread, particularly to the south, linking the city with adjacent suburbs.
  3. In that fighting many of the structures adjacent to the Green Line, including parts of Beirut's downtown area, were destroyed.
  4. During the reconstruction of downtown Beirut an enormous number of excavations have heralded pieces from over 17 different civilizations.


  1. On August 26, the remaining MNF troops arrived in Beirut, including a contingent of 800 United States Marines.
  2. MNF forces returned to Beirut at the end of September as a symbol of support for thegovernment.

International Airport

  1. The Italian contingent occupied the area between West Beirut and Beirut International Airport, which encompassed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
  2. The city's airport is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport and is located in the southern suburbs.


  1. Beirut, a free port, was the region's financial and commercial hub.
  2. The Christians felt it imperative to retain control of Beirut's port district and constructed an elaborate barricade defense at Allenby Street.


  1. The 1.8 million-square-meter reconstruction project for Beirut's Central District includes hotels, office space and residential areas.
  2. On the western tip of Beirut, Raouche is an increasingly popular district with a lively seaside promenade.


  1. In Beirut specifically, the art scene is very rich, vibrant and diverse.
  2. The economy of Beirut is diverse, ranging from publishing, banking, trade to a diverse industry.


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