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Baniyas

Baniyas ( ) is a city in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located 55 km south of Latakia (ancient Laodicea) and 35 km north of Tartous (ancient Tortosa)

It is famous 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.

On a nearby hill stands the Crusader castle of Margat (Qalaat el-Marqab), a huge Knights Hospitaller fortress built with black basalt stone.

Baniyas (disambiguation)

Baniyas is a port city in Syria.

Baniyas or Banias may also refer to

  • Banias, the site of the ancient city of Caesarea Philippi in the Golan Heights
  • Baniyas, Abu Dhabi, a suburb of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
    • Baniyas Club, a football and sports club in Abu Dhabi
    • Baniyas Stadium, Abu Dhabi
    • Baniyas Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Baniyas District, a local government district in Syria
  • Banias (microprocessor)
  • Banias or Baniyas, members of the Bania caste, a community in India
  • Banias, members of the Bania (Newar caste), a community in Nepal