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Latakia in the region of Latakia with it's 340,181 inhabitants is a town in Syria - some 142 mi (or 228 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Latakia is now 10:28 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ash Shilfatiyah, As Sanawbar, Ruwaysat al Hursh, Jablah, Idlib or Dahtur. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Sinjiwan, Mazra'at al Buqa, Bustan Shakir 'Ajal, Ad Dabbaghah, Zaqzaqaniyah and Latakia. We encountered 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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Syria Trip - 3 - Latakia

05:59 min ( August 14, 2009 by Abu Firas)
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Latakia 1983

08:40 min ( March 02, 2010 by Tamimsaheb)
Views: 299 - Rating: 5/5

MEDICAL WONDER ! First Conjoined Twin in...

00:33 min ( April 27, 2011 by AbdullahVEVO)
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In 10th of March 2011 a Syrian lady gave birth to a siamese twin in Al-Assad Hospital in Lattakia City . These twin are attached in the trunk . 4 upper limbs ,2 lower limbs ,2 heads ,2 spinal cords ,2...

041 UnderGround

57:32 min ( August 18, 2012 by 041UnderGrounD)
Views: 2,710 - Rating: 4.5/5

!!! , This documentary talks about Latakian rappers through their career, challenges, achievements, trying to fix the opinion of the society, through a series of interviews with some of the best r...

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Interesting facts about this location


Latakia, or Latakiyah (and often locally transliterated as Lattakia), is the principal port city of Syria, as well as the capital of the Latakia Governorate. In addition to serving as a port, the city is a manufacturing center for surrounding agricultural towns and villages. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is 383,786.

More reading: Latakia homepage
Located at 35.51, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek cities, Ancient Greek sites in Syria, Ancient mints, Cities in Syria, Fertile Crescent, Hellenistic colonies, Latakia, Mediterranean port cities and towns in Syria, Phoenician cities, Populated coastal places in Syria, Populated places established in the 2nd millennium BC, Port cities in Asia, Roman sites in Syria

Latakia Camp

The Latakia camp is an "unofficial" Palestinian refugee camp located within the municipal boundaries of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast. Established in 1955-1956 on an area of 220,000 square meters, most of the refugees originate from the city of Jaffa and villages in northern Palestine. As of June 2002, the number of registered refugees living in Latakia camp is 6,354. Fishing provides a small income for many refugees.

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Located at 35.51, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Latakia, Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, Populated places established in 1955

Latakia District

Latakia District is a district of the Latakia Governorate in Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 526,888. The centre of the district is the city of Latakia. Latakia and the surrounding districts became a separate autonomous state under a Mandate given to France by the League of Nations and remained so for two years until its incorporation into the larger, French Mandate of Syria in 1923.

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Located at 35.51, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Al-Assad Stadium

Al-Assad Stadium (also known as Al-Basil Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Latakia, Syria. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1978 and completely renovated in 2004. It is home to Syrian Premier League football clubs Hutteen SC and Tishreen SC. The complex includes a nearby Olympic size swimming and diving pools and a hotel.

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Located at 35.51, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Latakia, Football venues in Syria, Multi-purpose stadiums in Syria

Battle of Latakia

The Battle of Latakia was a small but revolutionary naval battle of the Yom Kippur War, fought on 7 October 1973, between Israel and Syria. It was the first naval battle in history to see combat between surface-to-surface missile-equipped missile boats and the use of electronic deception. At the outset of hostilities, the Israeli Navy set out to destroy the naval capabilities of the Syrians, who were equipped with Soviet Komar and Osa class missile boats.

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Located at 35.51, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Naval battles of the Yom Kippur War