in Homs Governorate, Syria

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
34.727 and 36.723 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 34° 43' 36" and E 36° 43' 24"
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: 05:42 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Damascus
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:20 am and 4:22 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: 2023-11-29 08:14:52

Delve into Homs

Homs in Homs Governorate with it's 775,404 habitants is a city located in Syria about 88 mi (or 141 km) north of Damascus, the country's capital town.

Current time in Homs is now 05:42 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 9 airports closer to Homs, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Syria is Bassel Al-Assad International Airport in a distance of 64 mi (or 103 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 26 mi (or 42 km), West.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tallbisah, Khirbat Tin Nur, Ar Rastan, Harbinafsah 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: 14°C / 57 °F

Morning Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Evening Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 50%
Air Pressure 1021 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 4% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 30th of November 2023

14°C (57 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Friday, 1st of December 2023

16°C (60 °F)
13°C (56 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.

Saturday, 2nd of December 2023

18°C (64 °F)
14°C (58 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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حنيتلك يا حمص ،، / Exe Homs

Published: April 21, 2013
Length: 23:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Exe Homs

تآبعونآ على فيسبوكـ ،، www.facebook.com/yamenx آو Exe Homs صـور ،، حـصرية ونآدرة جدآ لمدينة حمص ،، آهدآء ،، لكل مغترب متلي...

Presidente Assad visita devastada ciudad de Homs

Published: March 27, 2012
Length: 54:14 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: teleSUR tv

El presidente Bashar Al Assad recorrió el barrio de Baba Amr, en la ciudad de Homs, y reconoció la destrucción causada por los grupos armados. El mandatario se entrevistó con los ciudadanos...

Homs état de lieux du musée archéologique تقرير متحف حمص الاثري

Published: January 06, 2013
Length: 13:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Protect Syrian Archaeology

Homs état de lieux du musée archéologique تقرير متحف حمص الاثري Protect Syrian Archaeology صفحة حماية الآثار السورية https://www.facebook.com/apsa2011.

حمص أثار الدمار في متحف قصر الزهراوي Homs Musée palais Al Zehrawi

Published: September 21, 2012
Length: 52:08 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: Protect Syrian Archaeology

حمص : أثار الدمار في متحف قصر الزهراوي للتقاليد الشعبية Homs - État de lieux au Musée palais Al-Zehrawi des Arts et Traditions populaires https://www....

Homs to Aleppo

Published: February 03, 2011
Length: 45:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: yes2everything

A ride I took from Homs to Aleppo, weeks before Syria began to unravel. Each day I think about all the beautiful people I met in Syria and I wonder about their fate. I have never felt more...

Homs - état des lieux au Hammam Othman 04.11. 2012 حمص - الحمام العثماني

Published: February 09, 2014
Length: 24:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Protect Syrian Archaeology

Association for the protection of Syrian archaeology - Website : http://www.apsa2011.com جمعية حماية الآثار السورية https://www.facebook.com/apsa2011.

Continúa la violencia en la Homs

Published: December 31, 2011
Length: 58:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: teleSUR tv

La violencia en la provincia siria de Homs no cesa, un grupo de residentes mostraron a los observadores árabes las víctimas de los grupos armados. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/29/12/2...

Siria: Al menos 27 muertos dejan enfrentamientos en Homs

Published: December 15, 2011
Length: 27:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: teleSUR tv

Continúan los enfrentamientos liderados por grupos de infiltrados en la ciudad de Homs, Siria. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/14/12/2011/62068/siria-al-menos-27-muertos-dejan-enfrentamie...

Insurgentes sírios assassinam civis na cidade de Homs

Published: March 15, 2012
Length: 04:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: teleSURpt

Autoridades sírias afirmaram que grupos armados internos cometeram uma chacina na cidade de Homs, com a morte de 15 civis, a maioria mulheres e crianças. O governo de Bashar Al-Assad disse...

Grupo armado ataca gasoducto en Homs, Siria

Published: December 27, 2011
Length: 56:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: teleSUR tv

El gobierno de Siria informó que un grupo terrorista armado atacó un gasoducto en la provincia de Homs, atentado que coincide con la visita de una delegación de observadores de la Liga Árabe...

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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.


Homs, previously known as Emesa, is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. It is 501 metres above sea level and is located 162 kilometres north of Damascus. Located on the Orontes River, Homs is also the central link between the interior cities and the Mediterranean coast. Homs is a major industrial center, and with a population of at least 652,609 people, it is the third largest city in Syria after Aleppo to the north and the capital Damascus to the south.

Located at 34.7308, 36.7094 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cities in Syria, Homs, Populated places established in the 3rd millennium BC, Roman towns and cities in Syria, Royal Family of Emesa

Battle of Emesa

The Battle of Emesa was fought in 272 between Roman and Palmyran forces. The Romans were led by Emperor Aurelian, while the Palmyrans were led by Queen Zenobia and her general Zabdas. Aurelian had started a campaign to reconquer the secessionist Palmyrene Empire, led by Vaballathus and his mother Queen Zenobia. He had come to the East willing to show his mercy to the Roman peoples of the area, and had defeated Zenobia at the Battle of Immae, near Antioch.

Located at 34.7232, 36.7145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
272, Battles involving the Roman Empire, Palmyra

Battle of Wadi al-Khazandar

The Battle of Wadi al-Khazandar, also known as the Third Battle of Homs, was a Mongol victory over the Mamluks in 1299.

Located at 34.7368, 36.7156 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Military history of Syria, Battles involving the Mongols, Battles involving Georgia (country), Battles involving Armenia, 13th century in Syria, Wars involving the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), Conflicts in 1299

Second Battle of Homs

The Second Battle of Homs was fought in western Syria on October 29, 1281, between the armies of the Mamluk dynasty of Egypt and Ilkhanate, division of the Mongol Empire centered on Iran. The battle was part of Abaqa Khan's attempt at taking Syria from the Mamluks.

Located at 34.7232, 36.7145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles involving Armenia, Battles involving Georgia (country), Battles involving the Mongols, Homs, Wars involving the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), Conflicts in 1281, 1281 in Asia

St. Mary Church of the Holy Belt

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt is a historical Syriac Orthodox Church in Homs, Syria. The church is built over an underground church dating back to 50 AD. It is the seat of the Syriac Orthodox archbishopric. The church contains a venerated relic that is supposed to be a section of the belt of Mary mother of Jesus.

Located at 34.7293, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Syriac Orthodox churches, 1st-century architecture, Churches in Homs, Christian organizations established in the 1st century

Great Mosque of al-Nuri (Homs)

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri also called al-Nouri Mosque, is a mosque in Homs, Syria. It is situated off ash-Shouhada street, adjacent to the city's historical roofed souks ("markets").

Located at 34.7309, 36.7146 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
12th-century architecture, Arabic architecture, Mosques in Homs, Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques

First Battle of Homs

For other battles in the same area but in different years, see Battle of Homs. The first Battle of Homs was fought on December 10, 1260, between the armies of the Mongol Ilkhanate of Persia and the forces of Egypt, in Syria. After the historic Mamluk victory over the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in September 1260, Hulagu Khan of the Ilkhanate had the Ayyubid Sultan of Damascus and other Ayyubid princes executed in revenge, thus effectively ending the dynasty in Syria.

Located at 34.7232, 36.7145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Wars involving the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), Battles involving the Mongols, Homs, Conflicts in 1260, 1260s in Asia

Siege of Emesa

The Siege of Emesa was laid by the forces of Rashidun Caliphate from December 635 up until March 636. This led to the Islamic conquest of Emesa, which was a major trading city of the Byzantine Empire in the Levant.

Located at 34.7232, 36.7145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
635, 636, Battles of Khalid ibn Walid, Battles of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Sieges involving the Byzantine Empire, Battles involving the Rashidun Caliphate, Battles of the Arab–Byzantine Wars, 630s in the Byzantine Empire, Homs, Muslim conquest of Syria

Church of Saint Elian

The Church of Saint Elian is a church in Homs, Syria, located along Tarafa bin al-Abd Street near the Gate of Palmyra. The Feast of St. Elian is held annually at the church on February 6, attracting a large number of pilgrims.

Located at 34.7288, 36.7243 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Churches in Homs, 5th-century church buildings

Gates of Homs

The Gates of Homs refer to gates of the city of Homs in central Syria. Historically under the Abbasid dynasty, the city had seven gates. They were the following: Bab al-Souq (Gate of the Market), thought to have been located on the southwestern corner of the al-Nouri Mosque. Bab Tadmor located on the northeastern side of the wall. Bab al-Dreib (or Bab al-Deir) located on the eastern side of the wall. Bab al-Sebaa (Gate of the Lions) located east of the citadel, and leads to the Old City.

Located at 34.7232, 36.7145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gates, Gates by city, Buildings and structures in Homs

Quwatli Street (Homs)

Shoukri al-Quwatly Street or simply Quwatly Street is the main street of central Homs, Syria. The street is a short, but wide strip of road with a large roundabout at both ends. Central Homs lies on either side of Quwatli Street, named after former Syrian president Shukri al-Quwatli. At its eastern end is the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and Martyr's Square with the old clock tower, while the new clock tower is located at its western end.

Located at 34.7312, 36.7094 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Streets in Homs

2012 Homs offensive

The 2012 Homs offensive was a Syrian Army crackdown on the opposition stronghold of Homs, within the scope of the Siege of Homs, beginning since early February 2012 and ending with the U.N. brockered cease fire on April 14, 2012. The offensive began by artillery bombardment by the Syrian armed forces in response to an attack by the Free Syrian Army on Syrian Army checkpoints on 3 February 2012, killing 10 soldiers.

Located at 34.7308, 36.7094 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mass murder in 2012, Military operations of the Syrian civil war, Homs, 2012 in Syria, Massacres in Syria

Districts of the same city

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Emesa, Hums, Houmousse, Homs, حمص, مدينة حمص, Ḩimş, ܚܡܨ, ХІумс, Горад Хомс, Хомс, Хьомс, Ἔμεσα, Χομς, Hims, חומס, होम्स, Homsz, Հոմս, QHS, ホムス, ჰომსი, 홈스, Homsas, Himsa, ਹਿਮਸ, ฮอมส์, Humus, 霍姆斯