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Basic information about Tartus
Tartus Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة طرطوس / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Ṭarṭūs) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western Syria, bordering Lebanon to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Latakia Governorate to the north, and Homs and Hama Governorates to the east. It is one of the few governorates in Syria that has an Alawite majority. Sources list the area as 1,890 km² or 1,892 km². The governorate has a population of 785,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Tartus.
Cities, towns & villages in Tartus
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Al QadmūsAl-Qadmus (Arabic: also spelled al-Qadmous or Cadmus) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus and 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) southeast of Baniyas. Nearby localities include Kaff al-Jaa and Masyaf to the east, Wadi al-'Uyun and al-Shaykh Badr to the south, Hammam Wasel, al-Qamsiyah and Maten al-Sahel to the southwest, Taanita to the west, al-Annazeh to the northwest and Deir Mama to the northeast. It is situated just east of the Mediterranean coast and its ruined castle stands on a plateau roughly 850 metres (2,790 feet) above sea level and just above the town. Show Al Qadmūson the map
BmalkahBimalkah (Arabic: بملكة‎‎, also spelled Bmalkyeh) is a village and suburb in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located 10 kilometers northeast of Tartus. Nearby localities include Dweir al-Shaykh Saad to the west, al-Shaykh Saad and al-Khreibat to the southwest, Tayshur to the southeast, al-Baqaa and Hamin to the east, Khawabi and Khirbet al-Faras to the northeast, Awaru and al-Sawda to the north and Husayn al-Baher to the northwest. Show Bmalkahon the map
Mashtá al ḨulwMashta al-Helu (Arabic: مشتى الحلو‎‎, also known as Meshta al-Helu or Mashta al-Helo) is a town and resort in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located 35 kilometers east of Tartus. The village is located in a green wooded area amid the An-Nusayriyah Mountains, the Syrian coastal mountain range. Nearby localities include Kafrun to the west, al-Malloua and al-Bariqiyah to the southwest, Habnamrah and Marmarita to the south, Hadiya to the southeast, Kafr Ram to the east, Ayn Halaqim to the northeast, Ayn al-Shams to the north and Duraykish to the northwest. Show Mashtá al Ḩulwon the map
Al ḨamīdīyahAl Hamidiyah (or al-Hamidiyya) (Arabic: is a town on the Syrian coast, about 3 km from the Lebanese border. The town was founded in a very short time on the direct orders of the Ottoman Sultan ‘Abdu’l-Hamid II around 1897, to serve as a refuge for the Greek speaking Muslim Cretans. They had been forced to leave Crete during the 1897-98 Greco-Turkish War and were resettled by Sultan 'Abdu'l-Hamid II in Hamidiyah and other coastal areas of the Levant and as far as Libya. The majority still speak Cretan Greek in their daily lives. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Hamidiyah had a population of 7,404 in the 2004 census. Today, Grecophone Hamidiyah residents identify themselves as Cretan Muslims, and not as Cretan Turks as is the case with some in Tripoli. Show Al Ḩamīdīyahon the map
Kafrūn BashūrAl-Kafrun (Arabic: also spelled Kafroun) is a Syrian village in the Tartous Governorate. It is situated in the an-Nusayriyah Mountains range at 550 metres above sea level, making it a summer resort for locals who want to escape the hot summer temperatures in the lowlands. It is about 40 miles from the major city of Homs. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Kafrun had a population of 485 in the 2004 census. its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians. Show Kafrūn Bashūron the map
ArwādArwad (Arabic: أرواد‎‎) – formerly known as Arados (Greek: Ἄραδος), Arvad, Arpad, Arphad, and Antiochia in Pieria (Greek: Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Πιερίας), also called Ruad Island – located in the Mediterranean Sea, is the only inhabited island in Syria. The town of Arwad covers the entire island. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Tartus (ancient Tortosa), Syria's second largest port. Today, it is mainly a fishing town. Plans have been unveiled in May 2016 to renovate the island to become a tourist attraction. Show Arwādon the map
ZimrīnZamrin (also spelled Zamreen) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate. It is situated near the Mediterranean coast. Nearby localities include Maten al-Sahel to the west, al-Sawda and Baashtar to the south, and al-Annazah to the northeast. Zamrin forms part of the al-Sawda municipality. Show Zimrīnon the map
SatitaSafita (Arabic: صافيتا‎‎ Ṣāfītā; Phoenician: ספתה, Safita) is a city in the Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located to the southeast of Tartous and to the northwest of Krak des Chevaliers. It is situated on the tops of three hills and the valleys between them, in the Syrian Coastal Mountain Range. Show Satitaon the map
ŢīrūTayru (Arabic: طيرو‎‎) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus and just east of the Mediterranean town of Baniyas. Nearby localities include Bustan al-Hamam and al-Annazeh to the east, al-Qadmus and Kaff al-Jaa to the southeast, al-Qamsiyah, al-Baydah and Maten al-Sahel to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Tayru had a population of 838 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Ţīrūon the map
BāniyāsBaniyas (Arabic: بانياس‎‎ Bāniyās) is a city in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located 55 km south of Latakia (ancient Laodicea) and 35 km north of Tartous (ancient Tortosa) It is famous for its citrus fruit orchards and its export of wood. North of the city is an oil refinery, one of the largest in Syria, and a power station. On a nearby hill stands the Crusader castle of Margat (Qalaat el-Marqab), a huge Knights Hospitaller fortress built with black basalt stone. Show Bāniyāson the map
TartoussTartus (Arabic: طرطوس‎‎ / ALA-LC: Ṭarṭūs; also transliterated Tartous) is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. It is the second largest port city in Syria (after Latakia), and the largest city in Tartus Governorate. The population is 115,769 (2004 census). In the summer it is a vacation spot for many Syrians. Many vacation compounds and resorts are located in the region. The port holds a small Russian naval facility. Show Tartousson the map
YaḩmūrChastel Rouge, also called Qal’at Yahmur قلعة يحمور (Castle of Yahmur) is a small Crusader stronghold in the North West of Syria that belonged to the County of Tripoli. It is also identified as Castrum Rubrum mentioned in Latin texts. The castle stands in the village of Yahmur, at 12 kilometres distance from Tartus and 10 kilometres from Safita, where the Tortosa and Chastel Blanc Crusader castles can be found. Show Yaḩmūron the map
Ad DuraykīshDuraykish (Arabic: دريكيش‎‎, also spelled Dreikiche) is a city in Syria, in the Tartus Governorate, at a distance of about 32 km east of Tartus. The name Dreikiche stems from Latin, and means \"three caves\". The town is famous for its mineral water springs located to the south of the city. The mineral water of the town is bottled and sold under the label \"Dreikiche\". Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Show Ad Duraykīshon the map
Duwayr ŢāhāDuwayr Taha (Arabic: دوير طه‎‎, also spelled Dweir Taha or Dwerta) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate. It is situated near the Mediterranean coast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Duwayr Taha had a population of 1,714 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians. Show Duwayr Ţāhāon the map
Tall KazalTell Kazel is an oval-shaped tell that measures 350 metres (1,150 ft) by 325 metres (1,066 ft) at its base, narrowing to 200 metres (660 ft) by 200 metres (660 ft) at its top. It is located in the Safita district of the Tartus Governorate in Syria in the north of the Akkar plain on the north of the al-Abrash river approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Tartus. Show Tall Kazalon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Tartus
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Tartus GovernorateTartus Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة طرطوس‎‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Ṭarṭūs) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western Syria, bordering Lebanon to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Latakia Governorate to the north, and Homs and Hama Governorates to the east. It is one of the few governorates in Syria that has an Alawite majority. Sources list the area as 1,890 km² or 1,892 km². The governorate has a population of 785,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Tartus.Show on map
Al-Shaykh Badr DistrictAl-Shaykh Badr District (Arabic: منطقة الشيخ بدر‎, translit. manṭiqat Al-Shaykh Badr‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the town of al-Shaykh Badr. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 52,981.Show on map
Duraykish DistrictDuraykish District (Arabic: منطقة دريكيش‎, translit. manṭiqat Dreikiche‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the town of Duraykish. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 60,978.Show on map
Baniyas DistrictBaniyas District (Arabic: منطقة بانياس‎, translit. manṭiqat Bāniyās‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Baniyas. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 174,233.The estimated population of the Alawites of Baniyas is approximately 105 thousand, while the number of Sunni population is estimated at 45 thousand, in addition to 20 thousand Christians, according to the Syrian network for human rights.Show on map
Safita DistrictSafita District (Arabic: منطقة صافيتا‎, translit. manṭiqat Ṣāfītā‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Safita. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 129,632.Show on map
Tartus DistrictTartus District (Arabic: منطقة طرطوس‎, translit. manṭiqat Ṭarṭūs‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Tartus. At the 2014 census, the district had a population of 283,571.Show on map
Different buildings in Tartus
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Qal‘at al MarqabMargat, also known as Marqab from the Arabic Qalaat al-Marqab (قلعة المرقب, \"Castle of the Watchtower\") is a castle near Baniyas, Syria, which was a Crusader fortress and one of the major strongholds of the Knights Hospitaller. It is located around 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the Mediterranean coast and approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Baniyas. The castle remained in a poor state of preservation until 2007 when some reconstruction and renovation began.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Tartus
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KhawābīKhawabi (Arabic: السودا‎‎), also spelled Qala'at al-Khawabi (Arabic: قلعة الخوابي‎‎) is a village and medieval citadel in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located 20 kilometers northeast of Tartus and 12 kilometers east of al-Sawda. Khawabi is situated in a hilly area, surrounded by olive groves, in the Coastal Mountain Range. Nearby localities include al-Sawda and to the west, al-Annazah to the northwest, al-Qamsiyah to the north, Brummanet Raad to the northeast, al-Shaykh Badr to the east, Khirbet al-Faras to the south and Bimalkah to the southwest.Show on map