Place:Beirut, Lebanon

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NameBeirut
Alt namesBeirut
Bayrūt governoratesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Beyrouthsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 356
The Governorate of Beirutsource: Wikipedia
Beiroetsource: Wikipedia NL
TypeGovernorate
Coordinates33.933°N 35.5°E
Located inLebanon
Contained Places
District
Achrafieh
Inhabited place
Antelias
Beirut
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The Governorate of Beirut (Arabic:) is the only Lebanese governorate that consists of one district and one city, Beirut, which is also its capital, and the capital of Lebanon.

The area of this governorate is 19.8 km² (without suburbs); despite its small size, it is considered the most important region in Lebanon because of its economical, political, cultural, and social activity. The governor of Beirut is Greek Orthodox according to tradition, while the mayor is Sunni Muslim. Beirut is known to be the most diverse city religiously in the Middle East. There are about three million people in Beirut and its suburbs. About 50% are Christian (in the north and east), 25% Shia (in the south), and 25% Sunni (in the central and west of Beirut).

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