in Homs Governorate, Syria
- Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din (Unesco heritage, 28 mi)
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Unesco heritage, 61 mi)
- Baalbek (Unesco heritage, 70 mi)
- Byblos (Unesco heritage, 83 mi)
- Site of Palmyra (Unesco heritage, 91 mi)
- Ancient City of Aleppo (Unesco heritage, 94 mi)
- Anjar (Unesco heritage, 95 mi)
- Ancient Villages of Northern Syria (Unesco heritage, 97 mi)
- Ancient City of Damascus (Unesco heritage, 101 mi)
- Tyre (Unesco heritage, 144 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 34.927 and 36.732 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 34° 55' 36" and E 36° 43' 56"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Pound - SYP
- Spoken languages:
- Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, French, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 02:41 PM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Asia/Damascus
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:22 am and 7:37 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 5,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Syria.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Syria. Last Update: 2022-05-26 08:19:34
Delve into Ar Rastan
Ar Rastan in Homs Governorate with it's 53,152 habitants is located in Syria about 101 mi (or 163 km) north of Damascus, the country's capital town.
Current time in Ar Rastan is now 02:41 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Ar Rastan, of which 4 are larger airports. The closest airport in Syria is Bassel Al-Assad International Airport in a distance of 55 mi (or 89 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Syria is Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din in a distance of 28 mi (or 46 km), West.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tallbisah, Harbinafsah, Homs, Hamah and `Ayn an Nasr. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F
|Morning Temperature||19°C / 67 °F|
|Evening Temperature||30°C / 86 °F|
|Night Temperature||23°C / 74 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1015 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Friday, 27th of May 2022
32°C (90 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Saturday, 28th of May 2022
35°C (94 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Sunday, 29th of May 2022
34°C (94 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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Tens of Thousands Flee Syria's Largest City
The U.N. estimates that 200000 Syrians have left Aleppo over the past 10 days as the government trains its mortars, tanks and helicopter gunships on the neighborhoods seized by the rebels....
مصر العربية | غرفة عمليات الرستن : بشار الأسد وقواته عصابة لاعهد لهم
رفض رئيس غرفة عمليات مدينة الرستن، العقيد الركن "شوقي إبراهيم إيوب"، عقد أي هدنة مع نظام الرئيس "بشار الأسد"،...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Battle of Rastan (2011)
A battle for control of Rastan, a city of 60,000 residents in Homs Governorate, Syria, occurred from 27 September to 1 October 2011. In late September, there were reports of numerous Syrian Army defections in the area, following which the Free Syrian Army took control of Rastan. After a four-day battle, the city was retaken by the Syrian Army.
Battle of Rastan (2012)
A second battle between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army for control of the city of Rastan took place from 29 January to 5 February 2012. Located in Homs Governorate, Rastan is a city of 60,000 residents. The FSA captured Rastan after days of intense fighting, according to residents and the opposition.
May 2012 battle of Rastan
The May 2012 battle of Rastan, took place on May 14, 2012, during the U.N. brokered cease-fire of the Syrian uprising.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Ar Rastan.
- `Ayn an Nasr
- Khirbat Tin Nur
- Al Qabw
- As Salamiyah
- Mukharram al Fawqani
- `Ayn Halaqim
- Jubb Ramlah
- Ar Riqama
- Al Hawash
- Al Qusayr
- Kafr Zayta
- An Nasirah
- Barri ash Sharqi
- Al Furqlus
- Tall Salhab
- Mashta al Hulw
- Al Bariqiyah
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
El Rastane, Arethousa, Rastâne, Arethus, Er Rastan, Al-Rastan, Rastan, Ar Rastan, الرستن