Tyre, Lebanon


Tyre, Lebanon
Tyre
—  City  —
Tyre fishing harbour
Map of Lebanon from the CIA World Factbook. Tyre is near the southern border
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South
District Tyre
Established 2750 BC
Area
 – City 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
 – Metro 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Population
 – City 60,000
 – Metro 174,000
Time zone Eastern European Time (UTC+02)
Type: Cultural
Criteria: iii, vi
Designated: 1984 (8th session)
Reference #: 299
State Party:  Lebanon
Region: Arab States

Tyre (Arabic: صور, Ṣūr; Phoenician: צור, Ṣur; Hebrew: צוֹר‎‎, Tzor; Tiberian Hebrew צר, Ṣōr; Akkadian:


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