Bourj Hammoud (or Burj Hammud) (Arabic: برج حمود, Armenian: Պուրճ Համուտ), is a town and municipality in Lebanon located north-east of the capital Beirut, in the Metn district and is part of Greater Beirut. The town is heavily populated by Armenians. Bourj Hammoud is a mixed residential, industrial and commercial area and is one of the most densely populated districts in the Middle East. Bourj Hammoud has a major waterfront (river and sea) at Beirut’s north gateway that underwent, however, an anarchic urban development.
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