Ar Rastan
in Homs Governorate, Syria

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Location Summary
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: 06:21 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Asia/Damascus
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:29 am and 6:14 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Syria in Western Asia

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: 2022-10-03 07:19:49

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 06:21 PM (Monday). 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: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 28%
Air Pressure 1006 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 4th of October 2022

29°C (84 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 5th of October 2022

29°C (85 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 6th of October 2022

28°C (83 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Tens of Thousands Flee Syria's Largest City

Published: July 31, 2012
Length: 06:28 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: Associated Press

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

Published: October 20, 2014
Length: 36:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Masr Alarabia

رفض رئيس غرفة عمليات مدينة الرستن، العقيد الركن "شوقي إبراهيم إيوب"، عقد أي هدنة مع نظام الرئيس "بشار الأسد"،...

Syria part 1

Published: July 06, 2010
Length: 52:28 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Rupert Chesman

Part 1 of our trek around Syria with Syria Adventure, starting in Damascus.

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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.

Located at 34.9152, 36.7355 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of the Syrian civil war, 2011 in Syria, Conflicts in 2011, Homs Governorate

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.

Located at 34.9152, 36.7355 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of the Syrian civil war, 2012 in Syria, Conflicts in 2012, Homs Governorate

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.

Located at 34.9152, 36.7355 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of the Syrian civil war, 2012 in Syria, Conflicts in 2012, Homs Governorate

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