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Latakia Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة اللاذقية / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat al-Lādhiqīyah) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western Syria, bordering Turkey. Its reported area varies in different sources from 2,297 km² to 2,437 km². The Governorate has a population of 991,000 (2010 estimate). Most of the inhabitants are mainly from the Alawite Sect who form a majority in all parts of the Governorate while Sunni Arabs and Turkmen form a significant minority in the North East. The Capital Latakia by 2010 estimates had 400,000 people, 50% of whom were Alawites, 30% Sunni and 20% Christian
Cities, towns & villages in Latakia
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LatakiaLatakia; Lattakia or Latakiyah (Arabic: al-Lādhiqīyah Syrian pronunciation: [el.laːdˈʔɪjje, -laːðˈqɪjja]), is the principal port city of Syria, as well as the capital of the Latakia Governorate. Historically, it has also been known as Lāŏdĭcḗa or Lāŏdĭcḗa ad Mắre. In addition to serving as a port, the city is a manufacturing center for surrounding agricultural towns and villages. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is 383,786. It is the 5th-largest city in Syria after Aleppo, Damascus, Homs and Hama, and it borders Tartus to the south, Hama to the east, and Idlib to the north. Cape Apostolos Andreas, the north-eastern tip of Cyprus, is about 68 miles (109 km) away. Show Latakiaon the map
Al QardāḩahQardaha (Arabic: قرداحة‎‎ / ALA-LC: Qardāḥah) (French: Cardaha) is a village in northwestern Syria, in the mountains overlooking the coastal town of Latakia. Nearby localities include Kilmakho to the west, Bustan al-Basha to the southwest, Harf al-Musaytirah to the southeast and Muzayraa to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Qardaha had a population of 8,671 in 2004. It has a predominantly Alawite population and is the traditional home of the Assad family, which has ruled Syria since 1970. Show Al Qardāḩahon the map
Jawbat BurghālJawbat Burghal (Arabic: جوبة برغال‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located east of Latakia in an-Nusayriyah Mountains. Nearby localities include Qardaha, al-Fakhurah, Istamo and Shatha. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Jawbat Burghal had a population of 959 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Jawbat Burghālon the map
ŞlinfahSlinfah (Arabic: صلنفة‎‎, Ṣlenfah) is a Syrian town-resort, founded in 1929, administratively belonging to Al-Haffah District within the Latakia Governorate. It is located at an average height of 1130 metres above sea level on the An-Nusayriyah Mountains, 50 km east of Latakia city. According to the 2004 official census, the town's population is 1,847, reaching up to 19,518 inhabitants with the 25 surrounding villages in the Slinfah subdistrict (nahiyah). The inhabitants are predominantly Nusayriyah. Show Şlinfahon the map
SalmáSalma (Arabic: سلمى‎‎) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located northeast of Latakia. Nearby localities include Mashqita and Ayn al-Bayda to the west, al-Haffah to the southwest, Aramo and Slinfah 12 km to the south, and Kinsabba to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Salma had a population of 2,131 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants and those of the Jabal al-Akrad area are predominantly Sunni Muslims, although about 80% of the Latakia District's residents are Alawites. Show Salmáon the map
KinnsibbāKinsabba (Arabic: كنسبا‎‎, also spelled Kansaba) is a town in northwestern Syria administratively belonging to the Latakia Governorate, located northeast of Latakia. Nearby localities include Slinfah to the south, al-Haffah to the southwest, Balloran and Umm al-Tuyour to the west, Qastal Ma'af to the northwest, al-Najiyah to the northeast, Qarqur to the east and Sirmaniyah to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kinsabba had a population was 514 in 2004. It is the administrative center, but 16th largest locality, of the Kinsabba nahiyah (\"subdistrict\") which contains 35 localities with a collective population of 17,615. Its inhabitants are predominantly Christians. Show Kinnsibbāon the map
KassabKessab, Kesab or Kasab (Arabic: كسب‎‎ [kæsæb], Armenian: Քեսապ, Kesab) is a mostly Armenian-populated town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located 59 kilometers north of Latakia. It is situated near the border with Turkey on the slope of Mount Aqraa, 800 meters above sea level. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kessab had a population of 1,754 in the 2004 census. Along with the surrounding villages, the sub-district of Kessab has a total population of around 2,500. Show Kassabon the map
JablahJableh (Arabic: جبلة‎‎ Ǧabla), also spelt Jebleh, Jabala, Jablah or Gabala, is a coastal city on the Mediterranean in Syria, 25 km (16 mi) north of Baniyas and 25 km (16 mi) south of Latakia, with c. 80,000 inhabitants (2008). It contains the tomb and mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Bin Adham, a Sufi mystic who renounced his throne and devoted himself to prayers for the rest of his life. Show Jablahon the map
Burj IslāmBurj Islam (Arabic: برج اسلام‎‎) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Salib al-Turkman to the north, al-Shabatliyah to the northeast, Ayn al-Bayda to the east and al-Shamiyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 5,652 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites from Arab ethnicity. The village is a popular summer resort with a white rock beach. Show Burj Islāmon the map
MashqītāMashqita (Arabic: مشقيتا‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Bayda, Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the west, al-Bahluliyah to the east and Mushayrafet al-Samouk to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Mashqita had a population of 2,376 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Mashqītāon the map
BaksāBaksa (Arabic: بكسا‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include al-Shamiyah, Kirsana and al-Qanjarah to the north, Burj al-Qasab to the west, Sitmarkho to the east and Sqoubin to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Baksa had a population of 3,001 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Baksāon the map
SinjiwānSinjwan (Arabic: سنجوان‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Sqoubin, Baksa and al-Qanjarah to the north, Sitmarkho to the northeast, Burj al-Qasab to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Sinjwan had a population of 3,163 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Sinjiwānon the map
KirsānāKirsana (Arabic: كرسانا‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the north, Burj al-Qasab to the southwest and Sitmarkho to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kirsana had a population of 5,499 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Kirsānāon the map
Al HinādīHanadi (Arabic: هنادي‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Baksa and Sqoubin to the north, al-Bassah to the west and Fideo to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hanadi had a population of 3,076 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Al Hinādīon the map
‘AramahAramo (Arabic: عرامو‎‎, 'Aramo, Armenian: Արամօ, Aramo) is a Syrian village located in Latakia Governorate north west of the country. Aramo is just 30 km from the Mediterranean sea. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Aramo had a population of 490 in the 2004 census. Show ‘Aramahon the map
YartYarte (also Yarteh) is a Syrian village in the Latakia Governorate. According to the Syrian eneral census 2004, it had 902 inhabitants. The village was part of the Ugaritic kingdom and was mentioned as Yʿrt (Yaartu) in the archives of the city c. 1200 BC. Show Yarton the map
‘Ayn al BayḑāEin El-Bayda (Arabic: عين البيضا‎‎) is a Syrian village located in Wadi al-Uyun Nahiyah in Masyaf District, Hama. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ein El-Bayda had a population of 319 in the 2004 census. Show ‘Ayn al Bayḑāon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Latakia
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Al-Haffah DistrictAl-Haffah District (Arabic: منطقة الحفة‎, translit. manṭiqat al-Ḥaffah‎) is a district of the Latakia Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of al-Haffah. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 81,213. With its Mediterranean fir forests and mild temperature in summer, the district is also one of the popular tourist destinations in Syria. Many mountainous resorts are located in the district, mainly in the town of Slinfah.Show on map
Latakia GovernorateLatakia Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat al-Lādhiqīyah) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western Syria, bordering Turkey. Its reported area varies in different sources from 2,297 km² to 2,437 km². The governorate has a population of 991,000 (2010 estimate). Members of the Alawite sect form a majority in the governorate, although Armenians, Turkmen, and Sunni Arabs form the majorities in the Kessab, Jabal Turkman, and Jabal al-Akrad regions respectively. The capital of Latakia had, by 2010 estimates, 400,000 inhabitants, 50% of whom were Alawites, 30% were Sunni, and 20% Christian.Show on map
Jableh DistrictJableh District (Arabic: منطقة جبلة‎, translit. manṭiqat Jablah‎) is a district of the Latakia Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Jableh. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 196,171. Agriculture has remained the most important economic sector in the province, with citrus fruits, apples, and olives being the main cash crops. Tourism mostly from the Persian Gulf States is also a major source of income for the inhabitants during the summer season.Show on map
Latakia DistrictLatakia District (Arabic: منطقة translit. manṭiqat al-Lādhiqīyah‎) is a district of the Latakia Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Latakia. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 526,888. Agriculture has remained the most important economic sector in the province, with citrus fruits, apples, and olives being the main cash crops. Tourism mostly from the Persian Gulf States is also a major source of income for the inhabitants during the summer season.Show on map
Qardaha DistrictQardaha District (Arabic: منطقة translit. manṭiqat al-Qardāḥah‎) is a district of the Latakia Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Qardaha. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 75,279.Show on map
Different buildings in Latakia
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Ra’s ShamrāUgarit (/ˌuːɡəˈriːt, ˌjuː-/; Ugaritic: ЎܰЎ°ЎװЎڬ ʼUgart; Arabic: Ūġārīt, alternatively Arabic: Ūǧārīt) was an ancient port city, the ruins of which are located at what is now called Ras Shamra (sometimes written \"Ras Shamrah\"; Arabic: رأس شمرة‎‎, literally \"Cape Fennel\"), a headland in northern Syria. Ugarit had close connections to the Hittite Empire, sent tribute to Egypt at times, and maintained trade and diplomatic connections with Cyprus (then called Alashiya), documented in the archives recovered from the site and corroborated by Mycenaean and Cypriot pottery found there. The polity was at its height from c. 1450 BC until 1200 BC.Show on map
Al Madīnah ar RiyāḑīyahLatakia Sports City (Arabic: المدينة الرياضية also known as al-Assad Sports City, is a sports complex in Latakia, Syria. It was completed in 1987 to host the 1987 Mediterranean Games. The complex covers an area of 156 hectares, lying along the Mediterranean coastline with a length of 2.5 km. It is owned by the Government of Syria and operated by the Ministry of Territorial Administration.Show on map
Jāmi‘at TishrīnTishreen University (Arabic: جامعة تشرين‎‎), is a public university located in Latakia, Syria. It is the third largest university in Syria. It was established on 20 May 1971.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Latakia
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Mīnat al BayḑāMinet el-Beida (Arabic: المينا البيضا‎‎, The White Harbor; or ancient Ma'hadu) is a small bay located 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) north of Latakia, Syria on the Mediterranean Sea.It is an important archaeological site because it served as the harbor town and necropolis for Ugarit.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Latakia
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Ra’s al BasīţRas al-Bassit (Arabic: رأس البسيط‎‎), historically known as Posideion or Posideium, is a small cape located 53 kilometres (33 mi) north of Latakia, Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. The cape is a popular resort destination and the coastline is unusual for its distinctive black sand beaches.Show on map