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Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎, صيدون, Ṣaydā; Phoenician: 𐤑𐤃𐤍, Ṣdn; Biblical Hebrew: צִידוֹן, Ṣīḏōn; Greek: Σιδών; Latin: Sidon; Turkish: Sayda) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Tyre and 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is a son of Canaan, a grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for 'fishery'. Two castles there were cleaned and restored by the French in the early 20th century.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Sidon, Lebanon. To explore Sidon, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Sidon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sidon

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

    • Air Pollution 81.77 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 80.4 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.49 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70.28 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 82.87 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.58 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.99 (Very High)
  • Sidon: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 34.84 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.26 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.52 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 46.51 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.16 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.68 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.87 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.01 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sidon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sidon is 104.65 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 52.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 91.16 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.45 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.26 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.29 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.88 (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 Sidon

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.76 USD

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

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