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Hama – a city in Syria on the Orinte River. The fifth most populous city in the country, the center of the Mahoufahaz. The territory of Hama – it is a hilly plain. The city is traversed by Syrias main railway and automobile line. Because of its favorable climate, Hamah is an important agricultural center. Other types of industry are also developed.

Human settlements in the Hama area have been known since antiquity. Historic memories refer to the period of the Cerro-Hittite kingdoms (12-8 centuries C.E.). Then the name Hamamat was written, which is the basis for the present name of the city. In the Bible, Hamah is listed as the capital of the kingdom of Canaan. After the Macedonian invasions, the city was known as Epiphany. It was part of Louisiana, but was occupied by the Arabs in the 7th century. The city was also owned by the Krestonsons, Mamelukes, Turks, and the French. Since 1941 – part of independent Syria. February 1982 – a tragic page in the history of the city. At that time, Hamah was bombarded by the governments air force to quell the Islamist uprising. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, and many buildings were destroyed.

Hama has long been known for its gardens, and water wheels were created to irrigate them. There are now more than 20 noble wheels in good condition in the city. Another tourist attraction is the Azema Palace.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 850,000 people
  • GDP: $1,203 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MTN
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Apartment listings: Syria Sublets
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best hospital: Alhourani Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Syria Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Syria Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $410
  • Monthly costs for family: $800
  • Monthly costs for local: $230
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1
  • Coffee: $0.6

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