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The Governorate of Beirut

The Governorate of Beirut is the only Lebanese governorate that consists of one district and one city, Beirut, which is also its capital, and the capital of Lebanon. Lebanon is divided into 6 governorates (mohafazat, singular - mohafazah). ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Central Beirut (2004) Beirut ( Arabic بيروت - the French name, Beyrouth, was also commonly used in English in the past) is the capital, largest city and chief seaport of Lebanon. ...


The area of this governorate is 19.8 km² (without suburbs); but despite its small size, it's considered as the most important region in Lebanon, because of its economical, political, cultural, and social activity. Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


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