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Beirut "" I Live Here""

Turns out that Beirut today is a very safe city just like any other american or european city.

Beirut,capital and largest city of Lebanon, located on the mediterranean sea.
The area of the city is roughly 67 sq km.
Beirut suffered in the 1970s and 1980sfrom civil warfare. But now it has been built again.You must visit Lebanon to feel it ....

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Beirut survived a decade and a half of conflict and so has earned the right to call itself “the City that would not die”. As if to demonstrate this resiliency, the Lebanese have launched a great rush of building activity, including the public service infrastructure. In the ruined City Centre, a huge reconstruction project is underway to create a new commercial and residential district for the 21st century.

Commerce is second nature to Beirutis, who long ago discovered that their port city on the East-West crossroads was ideally placed for trading and business of all kinds. A banking centre with free currency exchange, the chief employment here is in the trade, banking, construction, import-export and service industries.

The Lebanese capital enjoys a vigorous press that publishes in Arabic, English, French and Armenian. Five Universities help keep ideas and innovations flowing. The flourishing art scene, including theatre, film making, music and plastic arts add to the sense that is indeed a city on the move.

Its many advantages also make Beirut a natural venue for international, regional or local conferences and conventions. Beirut’s Port, the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean, is equipped to handle tens of freight and passenger vessels. Further updating of its busy facilities will be made as part of Lebanon’s general reconstruction plan.

The new Beirut Airport with international standards, which serves the national carrier Middle East Airlines and numerous foreign airlines, has a capacity to handle six million passengers per year.

A street in Beirut

Some areas and bldgs. have been reconstructed and some have been built again after the war finished.
But the point is that these old bldgs. have an old design but they are new also cause they are reconsrusted and rebuilt.
Located in the Down Town Beirut.

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  • JuliaMac's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Thanks for so interesting page of your town, and so nice pics.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    People of Lebanon has showed the world that they are not behind, the way they reconstructed the city after the civil war! Till 80's it used to one of the best cities in the world I salute the people of Lebanon for their spirit & devotion to the country!

  • Jun 19, 2010 at 1:09 AM

    Hi Sarah I read ur note abt Ice Skating in Lebanon u posted on Virtual Tourist in 2005.It is 5years old now & am wonderin if they r is still runnin. I called th nb u provided but its wrong.if u hv news abt them or new contacts plz share them. thanx Fadi

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    Sarah, what an excellent Beirut page. I am STILL planning a trip to Lebanon, I really will get there some day, it looks beautiful. fergy.

  • Jana721972's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    Sarah, I visited your country in March of this year, breathtaking...... Thank you for the valuable information you provided to me before my trip!!!!!!

  • Delia_Madalina's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Sarah, I go through your Lebanon page every now and then, waiting for July when I'll finally travel to your wonderful country. :)

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    Nicely intro to your home town. Some day we'll get there. Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:09 AM

    Happy Birthday Sarah!

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    Interesting page and infos. Greetings from Warsaw, Maria.

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Thanks for a good introduction to Beruit.

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