Beirut – the capital and largest city of Lebanon. 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.
Beirut is the seat of the Lebanese government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in the central region, the area of Hamra street, street of Verdun and Ashrafieh. The city is a center of cultural life of the region, known for its press, theaters, cultural activities and nightlife.