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Baniyas (Arabic: بانياس, Bāniyās) is a small city of about 45,000 inhabitants in the Syrian Coast and Mountains region.

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It is known for its citrus fruit orchards and its export of wood. North of the city is an oil refinery, one of the largest in Syria, and a power station. The oil refinery is connected with Iraq with Kirkuk–Baniyas pipeline (now defunct).

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  • 1 Baniyas railway station. (Q12239406) on Wikidata

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Map of Baniyas

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  • 1 Margat castle (قلعة المرقب‎). This huge Crusader fortress built in 1062 AD stands on a nearby hill. It is a Knights Hospitaller fortress built with black basalt stone. Margat (Q906516) on Wikidata Margat on Wikipedia

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