"Baniyas" Baniyas by Robin020

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Baniyas is a city of northwestern Syria, 55 km to the south of Latakia (ancient Laodicea) and 35 km north of Tartous (ancient Tortosa), It is famous for its orchards and its export of wood. Today it is best known for its oil refinery north of the city, one of the largest in Syria; a power station is also present. It still contains citrus fruit orchards surrounded by green hills. On one of the hills has at its top the imposing Margat Citadel, a huge Knights Hospitaller fortress constructed of black basalt stone.


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