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Sidon
صيدا
Saida
City
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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 Saida is the third biggest city in Lebanon. It is in the southern part of Lebanon at the waterside of the Mediterranean Sea. The name "Sidon" means a fishery.

History

Sidon came to existence in 4000 BC, and it was one of the most important cities of Phoenicia. From here, a great trading empire of the Mediterranean area was made. It was known for people who were good in making glass and purple cloth dyes. Glass making was a very important business in Sidon during in the Phoenician time, and it was done in big numbers. And, making of purple cloth dye was almost as important as glass making.

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