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Latakia

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

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.

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