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Homs in the region of Homs with it's 775,404 inhabitants is a place in Syria - some 88 mi (or 141 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital city.

Interactive map of Homs

Current time in Homs is now 11:36 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Umm al Qasab, Umm Sharshuh, Umm Haratayn, Tallbisah or Al Hasawiyah. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

36°C / 97 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 42%
Air Pressure 967.7 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 21st of September 2018
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)
Saturday, 22nd of September 2018
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Sunday, 23rd of September 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 32°C (90 °F)
Night: 15°C (59 °F)

Videos

Khalid Ibn L waleed Mosque in Homs and i...

01:54 min ( March 29, 2008 by coolfire2)
Views: 5,958 - Rating: 5/5

Beautiful mosque inside and out and Dareeh of Khalid Ibn Lwaleed

Raw: Activists Say Syrian Warplanes Poun...

01:01 min ( October 05, 2012 by AssociatedPress)
Views: 625 - Rating: 3.58824/5

Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded the central city of Homs on Friday, subjecting the former rebel stronghold to its worst bombardment in months, activists say. (Oct. 5)


Syria: the horror of Homs a city at war

01:06 min ( May 26, 2012 by PRESSIMAGEBANK)
Views: 3,924 - Rating: 2.77778/5

32 children among 90 dead in Syrian government 'massacre' More than 90 people, including 32 children, have been killed in a Syrian government "massacre", as William Hague calls for an urgent session o...

Syrian Police Killed a Engineer at Homs ...

00:45 min ( May 20, 2011 by lamahassan1)
Views: 2,063 - Rating: 0/5

The Syrian security forces killed a man at Homs city of Syria on Friday 20., he was peacefully demonstrate he was shot killed at Alkhaldyet area, Homs city of Syria, he was Unarmed when Killed Name: M...


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.73, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1281 in Asia, Battles involving Armenia, Battles involving Georgia (country), Battles involving the Mongols, Conflicts in 1281, Homs, Wars involving the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)

Al-Baath University

50x40pxThis article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Al-Baath University جامعة البعث {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=|size=|sizedefault=frameless|alt=}}Established September 14, 1979Type PublicPresident Amer FakhouriAdmin. staff 600Students 36,000 (additional 15,000 in open education)Location Homs, Homs Governorate, SyriaWebsite http://www.

More reading: Al-Baath University homepage
Located at 34.73, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Al-Baath University, Buildings and structures in Homs, Education in Homs, Educational institutions established in 1979, Universities in Syria

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.

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Located at 34.73, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:13th century in Syria, Battles involving Armenia, Battles involving Georgia (country), Battles involving the Mongols, Conflicts in 1299, Military history of Syria, Wars involving the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)

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.

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Located at 34.73, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:272, Battles involving the Roman Empire, Palmyra

Homs

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.

More reading: Homs homepage
Located at 34.73, 36.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Syria, Homs, Populated places established in the 3rd millennium BC, Roman towns and cities in Syria, Royal Family of Emesa

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