Tzidon

SidonSeaCastle

Synonyms:
Zidon, tzi-DON, צִידוֹן
Sidon (Wikipedia)

Sidon

صيدا

Saida
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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
GovernorateSouth Governorate
DistrictSidon District
Area
 • City3 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Metro
10 sq mi (25 km2)
Population
 • City80,000
 • Metro
266,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.sidon.com

Sidon, known locally as Sayda (Arabic: صيدا‎), 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 the Book of Genesis, Sidon was the first-born son of Canaan, who was a son of Ham, thereby making Sidon a great grandson of Noah.

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