Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Phoenicia w'as an ancient country on the coast of Syria, W. of Lebanon. Phoenicia proper consisted of a strip along the coast from Tyre to Sidon, 28 miles long by about one broad, but later it was much extended and formed a fertile district watered by numerous rivers flowing from Lebanon to the sea. The land is fit for cereals, fruits, and, in the uplands, timber, and there is some iron near Beyrout.