Homs Governorate

Homs Governorate
مُحافظة حمص
Governorate
Map of Syria with Homs highlighted
Map of Syria with Homs highlighted
Coordinates (Homs): 34°18′N 38°18′E / 34.3°N 38.3°E / 34.3; 38.3Coordinates: 34°18′N 38°18′E / 34.3°N 38.3°E / 34.3; 38.3
Country Syria
Capital Homs
Manatiq (Districts) 7
Government
 • Governor Talal Barazi
Area
 • Total 42,223 km2 (16,302 sq mi)
  Estimates range between 42,223 km² and 42,226 km²
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,803,000
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-HO
Main language(s) Arabic

Homs Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة حمص‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Ḥimṣ) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in central Syria. Its area differs in various sources, from 40,940 km2 (15,807 sq mi)[1] to 42,223 km2 (16,302 sq mi).[2] 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), with the city of Homs as a separate district. Homs is the capital city of the district of Homs. Its governor is Talal al-Barazi.[3]

A Homs Governorate also formed part of Ottoman Syria, when it was also known as the Sanjak of Homs.

Districts[]

The governorate is divided into 7 districts (manatiq):

The districts are further divided into 25 sub-districts (nawahi).

Demographics[]

The Al-Mukharram District is predominantly inhabited by Alawites. The Taldou, Talkalakh, Homs and Al-Qusayr districts have a mixed Alawite, Sunni Muslim and Christian population. The Al-Qusayr District is also home to a large number of Shia Muslims.

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