Homs Governorate

governorate of Syria

Homs Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة حمصMuḥāfaẓat Ḥimṣ) is one of the fourteen governorates of Syria. Its capital is Homs.

Homs Governorate

مُحافظة حمص
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
CapitalHoms
Manatiq (Districts)7
Government
 • GovernorTalal Barazi
Area
 • Total42,223 km2 (16,302 sq mi)
 Estimates range between 42,223 km² and 42,226 km²
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,803,000
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-HO
Main language(s)Arabic