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Latakia, or Al-Ladhiqiyah (pop. 234,000), principal seaport city in western Syria, on the Mediterranean Sea, about 110 mi (177 km) north of Beirut. Latakia dates to antiquity, when it was the Phoenician city Ramitha. Exports include tobacco, cotton, bitumen, asphalt, and coffee.

See also: Syria.

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