Beirut, with its million-plus inhabitants, conveys a sense of life and energy that is immediately apparent. This dynamism is echoed by Capital’s geographical position: a great promontory jutting into the blue sea with dramatic mountains rising behind it.
Beirut is the “vibrant financial, commercial, and administrative hub of the country. A huge reconstruction project is underway to create a new commercial and residential district for the 21st century. Commerce is second nature to Beirut is, who long ago discovered that their port city on the East-West cross-roads was ideally placed for trading and business all kinds. A banking center with free currency ex-change, the chief employment here is in trade, banking, construction, import-export and service industries.