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A Collage of Latakia
A Collage of Latakia
Official seal of Latakia
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
 • Governor Abdulqader Abdulsheikh[1]
 • Land 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
 • Metro 108 km2 (42 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2004 census)
 • City 383,786[2]
 • Metro 424,392
Area code(s) 41
Website eLatakia

Latakia is (Arabic: اللَاذِقِيَّةal-Lādhiqīyah), is the main port city of Syria. It is the 4th largest city in Syria after Aleppo, Damascus and Homs with 383,786[3] 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,[4] and Hutteen Sports Club was founded in 1945.[5] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. H. Zain / Mazen / H. Sabbagh (23 April 2011). "New Governor of Lattakia sworn in". Syrian Arab News Agency. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. Latakia city population
  3. [1]
  4. Teshrin SC Welt Fussball Archive.
  5. Al-Hutteen SC Welt Fussball Archive.