A Collage of Latakia
|• Governor||Abdulqader Abdulsheikh|
|• Land||58 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|• Metro||108 km2 (42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
Latakia is (Arabic: اللَاذِقِيَّة al-Lādhiqīyah), is the main port city of Syria. It is the 4th largest city in Syria after Aleppo, Damascus and Homs with 383,786 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Latakia Governorate. Tishreen University is in the city.
Latakia is the home city of two football clubs: Teshrin Sports Club was founded in 1947, and Hutteen Sports Club was founded in 1945. Both teams play in the al-Assad Stadium. There is also Latakia Sports City complex. It was built in 1987 to host the 1987 Mediterranean Games.