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


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

Get around[edit]

Map of Baniyas


  • 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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