At 43,630 km2, Homs is Syria’s largest governorate. Traditionally home to the country’s most famous historical sites, including Palmyra, Krak des Chevaliers and others. Today Homs is one of Syria’s key industrial centres and a major crossroads for international trade.
Industry: Homs produces a variety of high-quality industrial goods. These include:
Textiles: Ready-To-Wear clothing, curtains fabrics, towels, yarns, and printed and dyed fabrics.
Food Products: dairy products, fruit juices, soft drinks, vegetable oils and margarine, salt, sugar, candy, chocolate and olive oil.
Chemicals: phosphate and fertilizer production, cement, animal feed, plastic products, medicaments for human and animal use, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Others: refrigerators and air conditioners.
Agriculture: Homs’ moderate climate, rich soil and extensive irrigation from the 7 Rivers of Homs have made the governorate the breadbasket of Syria. Its major crops include: cotton, sugar beat, wheat, chickpeas, cumin, lentils, sunflowers, fruits and vegetables.