Beirut , Lebanon

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Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎, transliteration: Bayrūt, Greek: Βηρυττός), is the capital, largest city, and chief seaport of Lebanon. It is usually referred to by Lebanese people by its French name, Beyrouth.In Travel and Leisure magazine's World Best Awards 2006, Beirut was ranked the 9th (out of 10) city in the world.Originally named Bêrūt, "The Wells" by the Phoenicians,Beirut's history goes back more than 5000 years.Excavations in the downtown area have unearthed layers of Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Ottoman civilizations.-Wikipedia-