in Homs Governorate, Syria
- Bassel Al-Assad International Airport (64 mi)
- Palmyra Airport (91 mi)
- Damascus International Airport (92 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (94 mi)
- Aleppo International Airport (104 mi)
- Hatay Airport (116 mi)
- Kiryat Shmona Airport (123 mi)
- İskenderun Airport (132 mi)
- Gaziantep International Airport (159 mi)
- Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din (Unesco heritage, 26 mi)
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Unesco heritage, 51 mi)
- Baalbek (Unesco heritage, 58 mi)
- Byblos (Unesco heritage, 74 mi)
- Anjar (Unesco heritage, 83 mi)
- Ancient City of Damascus (Unesco heritage, 87 mi)
- Site of Palmyra (Unesco heritage, 89 mi)
- Ancient City of Aleppo (Unesco heritage, 107 mi)
- Ancient Villages of Northern Syria (Unesco heritage, 111 mi)
- Tyre (Unesco heritage, 133 mi)
- 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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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 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.
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حنيتلك يا حمص ،، / 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These districts belong to Homs.
- Al Madinah al Jami`iyah
- Al Mahattah
- Baba `Amru
- Baba `Amru al Qadimah
- Harat Qawwas
- Hayy al `Abbasiyin
- Hayy al Arman
- Hayy al Baghtasiyah
- Hayy al Bayadah
- Hayy al Firdaws
- Hayy al Ghutah
- Hayy al Hamidiyah
- Hayy al Insha'at
- Hayy al Khalidiyah
- Hayy al Khalidiyah
- Hayy al Khidr
- Hayy al Madabi`
- Hayy al Mu`allimin
- Hayy al Muhajirin
- Hayy al Murayjah
- Hayy al Qusur
- Hayy al Wa`r
- Hayy al Wa`r al Jadid
- Hayy an Nuzhah
- Hayy as Sabil
- Hayy as Sabil wa Karm Shamsham
- Hayy as Sultaniyah
- Hayy ash Shammas
- Hayy at Tahun
- Hayy az Zahra'
- Hayy Bab ad Durayb
- Hayy Bab ad Durayb
- Hayy Bab as Siba`
- Hayy Bab Hud
- Hayy Bab Tadmur
- Hayy Bab `Umar
- Hayy `Ikramah
- Hayy `Ikramah al Janubiyah
- Hayy Jubb al Jandali
- Hayy Jurat ash Shayyah
- Hayy Karm al Lawz
- Hayy Karm ash Shahi
- Hayy Karm az Zaytun
- Hayy Safsafah
- Hayy Wadi adh Dhahab
- Karm Ghalyun
- Madinat al Mulahi
- Mintaqat al Hamra'
- Mintaqat as Sakan ash Sha`bi
- Mukhayyam Filastin
These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Homs.
- Umm as Sanu
- Al Mashtal
- Ash Shaqqah
- Jurat ash Shaykh `Abd Allah
- Ard al Khirbah
- Dayr Ba`albah
- Harat al Jisr
- Harat ad Dibaghah
- Ard al Waqf
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Homs.
- Khirbat Tin Nur
- Ar Rastan
- `Ayn an Nasr
- Al Qusayr
- Ar Riqama
- Al Qabw
- Mukharram al Fawqani
- Al Furqlus
- Al Hawash
- As Salamiyah
- An Nasirah
- `Ayn Halaqim
- El Hermel
- Mashta al Hulw
- Al Bariqiyah
- Barri ash Sharqi
- Jubb Ramlah
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