Lattakia Tourism

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Latakia; Lattakia or Latakiyah (Arabic: اللَاذِقِيَّة‎‎ al-Lādhiqīyah Syrian pronunciation: [el.laːdˈʔɪjje, -laːðˈqɪjja]), is the principal port city of Syria, as well as the capital of the Latakia Governorate. Historically, it has also been known as Lāŏdĭcḗa or Lāŏdĭcḗa ad Mắre. In addition to serving as a port, the city is a manufacturing center for surrounding agricultural towns and villages. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is 383,786. It is the 5th-largest city in Syria after Aleppo, Damascus, Homs and Hama, and it borders Tartus to the south, Hama to the east, and Idlib to the north. Cape Apostolos Andreas, the north-eastern tip of Cyprus, is about 68 miles (109 km) away. Although the site has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BCE, the modern-day city was first founded in the 4th century BCE under the rule of the Seleucid empire. Latakia was subsequently ruled by the Romans, then the Ummayads and Abbasids in the 8th–10th centuries CE. Under their rule, the Byzantines frequently attacked the city, periodically recapturing it before losing it again to the Arabs, particularly the Fatimids. Afterward, Latakia was ruled successively by the Seljuk Turks, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mamluks, and Ottomans. Following World War I, Latakia was assigned to the French mandate of Syria, in which it served as the capital of the autonomous territory of the Alawites. This autonomous territory became the Alawite State in 1922, proclaiming its independence a number of times until reintegrating into Syria in 1944.

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Facts and Stats for Lattakia*

  • Lattakia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lattakia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lattakia.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Lattakia - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.94 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.77 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 19.14 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 72.92 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 10.13 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lattakia

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lattakia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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