Hama is located in Central Syria, and is considered one of the oldest populated areas in the world, dating back to seven thousand years, according to several scientific sources which assure that Orontes River’s basin in Hama was the home of the prehistoric man.
The origin of its naming is “Hamath” from the Canaanite and Aramean languages, which means the fort, and that is the name that was mentioned in the Torah.
The city is also called Abi-Al-Fedaa city and waterwheels city in several historical sources.
Area and population:
Hama extends on 8883 km2, with about 1.628.000 inhabitants, according to the last statistics conducted in 2010.
Hama’s importance and landmarks:
Hama is popular by its olive trees and the remains of olive mills, and is the birthplace of the olive industry in Syria.
Hama is also distinguished by its nature and weather, giving the governorate a peaceful environment. It is full of tourists, especially during the spring season.
Hama gets its value from its historical monuments, the most famous being: Hama’s National Museum, folk traditions Museum, Castle of Hama, and its fourteen doors.
Some of its famous churches are: mosaic church which was discovered in 1982 dating since 412 AD.
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Office 1: Hama, Al-Madina area, Al-Dahan Street, above Our Lady’s Church
Office 2: Hama, Mharda, next to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, within the school of Byzantine music education.
Office 3: Tartous, Safita, Al-Rabiee house area, next to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.