Tyre or Sour in arabic, is a Lebanese city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km south of Beirut. The name of the city means rock after the rocky formation on which the town was originally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, and the inhabitants are Tyrians.
Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europe. Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation’s major ports. Tourism is a major industry there as well. It is located in the south of Lebanon and while on the ‘travel warning’ list for most Western countries due to it being near the contested border area, as long as you stay in the touristy-areas there’s no problem at all to visit.
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