Homex – the third most populous city in Syria. It is located in the west of the country and is the center of the Homs. It is divided into two parts by the Oront (El-Associ) River. The eastern one, where the canal is the same, is old, as evidenced by ancient constructions. The western part of the city has modern buildings. The railroad station (connections to Haulage, Damascus, and the North Sea coast). The center of petroleum refining.
The old name of Õmeña – Ýmeña. The city is remembered in chronicles from the 23rd century. It was part of the Phoenician possessions. In 208, the Roman emperor Alexander Sever was born here. In the 3rd-7th centuries, Christianity was widespread in Ames. Today, Homs is the center of the Archdiocese of Antioch. In 636, the Arabs took over the city and gave it its present name.
Home still has some ancient structures. These include the Citadel and the City Walls, the Church of El Noury-al-Qabair (1129) and Khalid ibn Walid, the Church of Elielian of Khome (432) and Umma Az-Zunnar (59).
Without mentioning the famous Christian borns of the 5th century, Raman the Taster and former Prime Minister of Syria Nouruddeen Atassi, we cant forget these two.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 780,000 people
- GDP: $1,203 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 1 Mbps
- Best wireless: MTN
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best hospital: SARC
- Best short-haul air carrier: Syria Air
- Best intl air carrier: Syria Air
- Monthly costs for expat: $270
- Monthly costs for family: $550
- Monthly costs for local: $150
- Meal: $3
- Small Cola: $0.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $1
- Coffee: $0.6
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