Sites & cities that bear the name of Sidon


Today in : Lebanon
First trace of activity : ca. 6,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : ṣdn, Sydwnn, Saidoon, Ṣīdūn, Ṣīḏōn, Ṣaydūn, Ṣaydā, Colonia Aurelia Pia Sidon, Sayda

Description : Sidon, known locally as Sayda or Saida (Arabic: صيدا‎), is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate, of which it is the capital, on the Mediterranean coast. Tyre to the south and Lebanese capital Beirut to the north are both about 40 kilometres (25 miles) away. Sidon has a population of about 80,000 within city limits, while its metropolitan area has more than a quarter-million inhabitants.

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