Tartus

Tartus (Arabic: طَرْطُوس / ALA-LC: Ṭarṭūs; known in the County of Tripoli as Tortosa and also transliterated Tartous) is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. It is the second largest port city in Syria (after Latakia), and the largest city in Tartus Governorate. The population is 115,769 (2004 census).[2] In the summer it is a vacation spot for many Syrians. Many vacation compounds and resorts are located in the region. The port holds a small Russian naval facility.

Tartous
طَرْطُوس
Tartus
City
Tartus in May 2015
Nickname(s): 
trosom
Tartous
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°53′N 35°53′E
CountrySyria
GovernorateTartus
DistrictTartus
SubdistrictTartus
Government
  GovernorWahib Hasan Zein Eddin
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
  City115,769
  Metro
162,980
Demonym(s)Arabic: طرطوسي, romanized: Ṭarṭūsi
Area code(s)43
GeocodeC5221