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City of Homs


Homs or Hims is the third important city in Syria and it is strategically located at the fertile Orontes River (Naher al-Aassi, - Assi means Rebel, since the river runs northwards) Valley in the centre of Syria, between Damascus (162 Km South) and Aleppo (193 Km north). It is very close to the coast (Tartus, 96 Km West) and is not far from Hama (47 Km) to the north and Palmyra (155 Km) to the southeast.Homs is the only natural gateway from the Mediterranean coast to the interior. (Homs Location Map)

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