Tzidon

SidonSeaCastle

Synonyms:
Zidon, tzi-DON, צִידוֹן
Sidon (Wikipedia)
For other uses of "Sidon", see Sidon (disambiguation).
Sidon
صيدا
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Sidon is located in Lebanon
Sidon
Sidon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°33′38″N 35°23′53″E / 33.56056°N 35.39806°E / 33.56056; 35.39806Coordinates: 33°33′38″N 35°23′53″E / 33.56056°N 35.39806°E / 33.56056; 35.39806
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Sidon District
Area
 • City 3 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Metro 10 sq mi (25 km2)
Population
 • City 80,000
 • Metro 266,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.sidon.com

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎, صيدون, Ṣaydā; Phoenician: 𐤑𐤃𐤍, Ṣdn; Biblical Hebrew: צִידוֹן‎, Ṣīḏōn; Greek: Σιδών; Latin: Sidon) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Tyre and 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is a son of Canaan, a grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for 'fishery'. Two castles there were cleaned and restored by the French in the early 20th century.

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