Homs is the 7th largest city by population of Syria..
Homs is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate.
"Emesa" is a compound of "Ham-Es",
with the Es representing an assemblage
of the locally revered sun god in (El-Gabal) in ancient times.
For approximately 2,000 years, Homs has served as a key agricultural market, production site
and trade center for the villages of northern Syria.
The Governorate of Homs is the largest in Syria.
Homs, the governorate's capital,
is located in central western Syria,
situated along the east bank of the Orontes River in a particularly fertile area.