Map of Syria with Homs highlighted
|Coordinates (Homs): Coordinates:|
|• Total||42,223 km2 (16,302 sq mi)|
|Estimates range between 42,223 km² and 42,226 km²|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-HO|
Homs Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة حمص / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Ḥimṣ) is one of the fourteen muhafazat (governorates or provinces) of Syria. It is situated in central Syria. Its area differs in various sources, from 40,940 km² to 42,223 km². It is thus geographically the largest governorate of Syria. Homs Governorate has a population of 1,763,000 (2010 estimate). The Homs governorate is divided into 6 administrative districts (mantiqah). Homs is the capital city of the district of Homs. Its governor is Talal al-Barazi.
A Homs Governorate also formed part of Ottoman Syria, when it was also known as the Sanjak of Homs.
The districts are further divided into 25 sub-districts (nawahi).
- Zwaan, Irene de (7 April 2014). "Pater Frans van der Lugt doodgeschoten in Homs - Burgeroorlog in Syrië - VK". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- ehoms The First Complete website for Homs news and services
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