Beirut (.. Arabic بيروت Bayrūt, Greek Βηρυττός Bērytós, Latin Berytus, Hebrew ביירות Beirut, Aram בירות Birot, French Beyrouth, tour Beyrut…..) – The capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Estimates of the city’s population range from 300,000 to 2 million people. This is due to the fact that in 1932 in Beirut, not a census of the population. Located on a peninsula in the middle of the Lebanese coast of the Mediterranean Sea, it is the largest and main seaport of the country.
Beirut Area consists of the capital city and its suburbs. The first mention of this metropolis can be found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el-Amarn archive, dating from the XV century BC. The city has been inhabited continuously since then.
American University of Beirut – a secular, private, independent university in the Lebanese capital Beirut. It was founded by an American missionary Daniel Bliss in 1866 as “the Syrian Protestant College.” November 18, 1920 the name was changed to the current.
During the 100 years of the University working astronomical observatory – Observatory Leah.