Economy and Education

The city of Saida includes economic clusters that are considered one of the largest in southern Lebanon, because - as its capital - it is considered a financial, commercial, industrial, service and health center for the entire region. Iqlim al-Kharoub and the Chouf, making it the economic center of gravity in the south. The city of Sidon depends on the commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational, health, marine, fishing, service and tourism sectors in its economy. Thousands of students study in Saida schools and universities, these students are from different regions of the south, Iqlim al-Kharroub and the Chouf. The number of students in their sciences is in Saida universities, and students are educated in the city of Saida, and the largest of them live outside the city. The number of schools in Saida: 17 private schools and 15 public schools for all educational levels, and in the city there are two public schools and two private universities.


Man power: The human factor is one of the most important components of the Sidonian economy .


Trading: The commercial sector in the city has developed remarkably, as its commercial movement is linked to local land and sea transport factors. The port plays a role that is expected to increase after it is expanded.


Industry: The industrial sector comes in second place according to the number of manpower (after the trade and services sector). However, the industry in Sidon did not develop as required.


The medical section: Sidon includes a large number of health facilities. Sidon hospitals include advanced health centers. There are also NGO and NGO health clinics as well as the Department of Health's Social Resuscitation Center.


Fishing: Fishing constitutes a main source of livelihood and an important source of the city’s economy.


Services: Services are among the most important pillars of the Sidonian economy.

About Saida

Sidon, known locally as Sayda or Saida (Arabic: صيدا‎), is the sixth-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate, of which it is the capital, on the Mediterranean coast.Tyre to the south and Lebanese capital Beirut to the north are both about 40 kilometres (25 miles) away.

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