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- Beirut is the capital city and a major port.
- Beirut is an important port and financial center with food processing industries.
- Beirut is one of the most diverse cities that you will ever encounter in this part of the world.
- Beirut was captured by the Arabs in 635.
- Beirut was divided into territories run by many separate, religious-based militias.
- A city continuously inhabited for millennia, until recently most of the few archaeological discoveries in Beirut were accidental.
- 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.
- The Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut is a landmark in Beirut, the thriving city of business and a shopper's paradise.
- Along Beirut's shores are many resort complexes, beaches and swimming clubs with aquatic amusements and sports on offer.
- The shores near Pigeon Rocks have yielded the oldest evidence we have of human existence on the site of Beirut.
- 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.
- AUB ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM in Beirut has an extensive collection of artifacts from Lebanon and the Near East.
- The Beirut music scene: clubs, bars and nightlife.
- The Al-Nouzha Bath last operating public Bath located in Basta Tahta, provides a real glimpse of old Beirut.
- Beirut is located halfway along the Lebanese coastline with Byblos and Tripoli to the North, and Sidon and Tyre to the South.
- To this end, the Syrian Protestant University, later called the American University of Beirut, was founded in 1866 by American missionaries.
- The Hamra district in West Beirut, south of the American University of Beirut, has replaced the downtown area as the city's center.
- Known to be the commercial and busiest city in Lebanon, Beirut also has several nightclubs, restaurants and other entertaining places.
- Beirut had undergone major reconstruction in recent years and has hosted the Francophonie and the Arab League summits in 2002.
- 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.
- Its capital and largest city is Beirut.
- It was only at the end of the 19th century, after 400 years of Ottoman rule, that Beirut began to develop and modernize.
- It was taken (1918) by French troops in World War I. Beirut became the capital of Lebanon in 1920 under the French mandate.
- Foreign missionaries established schools throughout the country, with Beirut as the center of this renaissance.
- 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.
- After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following World War I, Beirut, along with all of Lebanon was placed under the French Mandate.
- A.D., Beirut had a famous school of Roman law.
- The SURSOCK MUSEUM in Beirut has regular art shows and a permanent exhibition.
- Beirut's coast is rather diverse; rocky beaches, sandy shores, and cliffs are situated beside one another.
- The Beirut synagogue was destroyed in 502 AD in the famous earthquake that demolished the town.
- 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.
- 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 was devastated in 1982 by Israeli forces fighting Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) units based there.
- Thousands died and much of the formerly cosmopolitan Beirut was left in ruins.
- Beirut remained in Crusader hands until 1291 when it was conquered by the Mamlukes.
- The French contingent was assigned responsibility for the port area and West Beirut.
- In August 1982, U.S. mediation resulted in the evacuation of Syrian troops and PLO fighters from Beirut.
- There are hundreds of art galleries in Beirut and its suburbs.
- Around the historic core of Beirut, areas of poverty have spread, particularly to the south, linking the city with adjacent suburbs.
- In that fighting many of the structures adjacent to the Green Line, including parts of Beirut's downtown area, were destroyed.
- During the reconstruction of downtown Beirut an enormous number of excavations have heralded pieces from over 17 different civilizations.
- On August 26, the remaining MNF troops arrived in Beirut, including a contingent of 800 United States Marines.
- MNF forces returned to Beirut at the end of September as a symbol of support for thegovernment.
- The Italian contingent occupied the area between West Beirut and Beirut International Airport, which encompassed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
- The city's airport is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport and is located in the southern suburbs.
- Beirut, a free port, was the region's financial and commercial hub.
- The Christians felt it imperative to retain control of Beirut's port district and constructed an elaborate barricade defense at Allenby Street.
- The 1.8 million-square-meter reconstruction project for Beirut's Central District includes hotels, office space and residential areas.
- On the western tip of Beirut, Raouche is an increasingly popular district with a lively seaside promenade.
- In Beirut specifically, the art scene is very rich, vibrant and diverse.
- The economy of Beirut is diverse, ranging from publishing, banking, trade to a diverse industry.
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