Tyre is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon.
There were approximately 117,000 inhabitants in 2003, however, the government
of Lebanon has released only rough estimates of population numbers since 1932,
so an accurate statistical accounting is not possible. Tyre juts out from the
coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km (50 mi) south
of Beirut. The name of the city means "rock" after the