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State: Hama Governorate
Population: 470,000
Major roads: M1
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Hama (ancient Hamath; Arabic: حماة‎, meaning fortress) is a city on the banks of the Orontes river in central Syria north of Damascus. It is the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate.

Hama is popular for it's 17 norias; have a look at them when passing the town, they are awsome!


Hitchhiking out

When travelling from Aleppo towards Damascus, one has two options for passing Hama:

  • The road directly through the city; you can choose to have a stop in town and try hitchhiking in between, but taxis could be annoying. Anyway most traffic passing this city takes this way
  • The bypass east of Hama; most trucks use this road, but not many normal cars. So if you prefer trucks, take this road, otherwise, make your way through the city.
Flag of Syria.png Syrian cities

Major cities: AleppoDamascusHamaHomsLatakia

Minor cities: Al-HasakahAl-RaqqahAs-SuwaydaDaraaDeir ez-ZorIdlibTadmor (Palmyra)