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Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎‎ Bayrūt, French: Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been done but in 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited more than 5,000 years ago. The first historical mention of Beirut is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters dating from the 15th century BC. The Beirut River runs south to north on the eastern edge of the city. Beirut is Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its Central District, Badaro, Rue Verdun, Hamra and Ashrafieh. Following the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut's cultural landscape underwent major reconstruction. Identified and graded for accountancy, advertising, banking/finance and law, Beirut is ranked as a Beta World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. In May 2015, Beirut was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, and La Paz.

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A place in Lebanon, Beirut is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Beirut can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Beirut*

  • Pollution Statistics in Beirut

    Know the pollution level of Beirut before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 80.97 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 76.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.86 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.83 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 71.25 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 81.67 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.92 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Beirut: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Beirut for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Beirut.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.04 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.76 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 84 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 49.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.81 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.16 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.08 (Moderate)
  • Living in Beirut - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Beirut is 94.62 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 50.09 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.67 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.23 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.86 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 42.4 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Beirut

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Beirut

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 120.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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