Homs is the largest Syrian governorate located in central Syria. It is an ancient historic city that was inhabited since the Stone Age, and was home for many civilization during its history.
In the fourth century B.C., Homs was established as a city, it was first called Emesa in reference to the “Sun God” at that time.
Other sources stated that the origin of this city is about 2.300 years B.C.
At that time, it was called “Hama Suba”, while Ebla’s documents pointed to Homs as an important Roman colonyAt that time, it was called “Hama Suba”, while Ebla’s documents pointed to Homs as an important Roman colony.
Area and population:
Homs extends on 42.226 km2 with about 2.087.000 habitants, according to the last statistics conducted in 2010.
Homs’s importance and landmarks:
It is the third most important governorate in Syria, that is considered by many as the heart of Syria and a significant economic and touristic center, as well as linking the various Syrian governorates on the one hand, and Syria to its neighbors on the other.
Orontes River goes through Homs and is viewed as a vital source nourishing all its cities and villages.
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Main office: Homs-Al-Mahata -next to the Annunciation Church
Office (2): Homs-Al-Hamidia –within the Forty Martyrs Church.
Office (3): Homs- Al-Fairouza –next to the Heart of Jesus Church.
Office (4): Homs-Al-Fairouza- Al-Hmasneh street
Office (5) Homs-Talkalagh-Al-Mshtaieh- outer section of St. George’s Monastery.