Beirut, capital of Lebanon


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  • 2000 BC
  • 1,25 million persons
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  • Lebanese pound (lira ( notes and coins )

Beirut - the Republic Lebanon capital, the city in the state. Represents one of the largest ports of Lebanon. It was formed at-sight intersections of several trading paths of ancient civilisations. The city has been based in II millenium BC and initially Berit was called. In VII century AD Beirut was a part of the Arabian khalifat, and in XVI century - Ottoman empire.

Beirut - capital of Lebanon

The Significant part of a city has been destroyed in 1982 and in 2006 during the Israeli military operations. Beirut officially has been declared by state capital in 1943 Now Beirut is the important is administrative-political, economic, financial and transport centre of Lebanon. More than half of population adheres to Christian religion. An official language - Arabian.

The Famous places of interest of a city - a significant amount of cathedrals and the mosques most well-known of which are Dzhami al-Omari and Palace, constructed in XIII and XVI centuries according to. Besides, Beirut is famous for the ancient ruins available in its territory which have remained from structures of Phoenicians, Byzantines and Romans.

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The coat of arms of Beirut, capital of Lebanon

The First official emblem of a city considers the plotting of serf gate with the teeth, arisen in XII century

Modern official the coat of arms Beirut have occurbed in second half XX century the Municipal arm represent a heraldic knightly board of the French form (Lebanon long time France operated). In the board centre the plotting of the sailing ship of gold colour is seated is one of the most ancient symbols of Phoenicia.