Zahlé is a Lebanese city, capital of the governorate of Bekaa, and fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, Tripoli, capital of North Lebanon and Jounieh, capital of the district of Kesrouan.
Sidon or Saïda in Arabic was in Antiquity the undisputed capital of Phenicia. The city was built on a promontory jutting out into the sea. It was the largest port of Phenicia under its king Zimrida, in the 14th century BC. AD.