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Beirut

[ bey-root ]
/ beɪˈrut /
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noun
a seaport in and the capital of Lebanon.

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Beirut

Beyrouth

/ (ˌbeɪˈruːt) /

noun
the capital of Lebanon, a port on the Mediterranean: part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until 1918; many universities (including Lebanese, American, French, and Arab). Pop: 1 875 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Beirut

Beirut
[ (bay-rooht) ]

Capital of Lebanon, located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Often called “the Paris of the Middle East,” the city was badly damaged during Lebanon's civil war in the 1970s and 1980s. It is now being rebuilt.
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