Latakia

[ lat-uh-kee-uh or, especially for 1, lah-tah-kee-ah ]
/ ˌlæt əˈki ə or, especially for 1, ˌlɑ tɑˈki ɑ /

noun

Ancient La·od·i·ce·a [ley-od-uh-see-uh, ley-uh-duh-] /leɪˌɒd əˈsi ə, ˌleɪ ə də-/ . a seaport in northwestern Syria, on the Mediterranean.
a coastal district in Syria, in the western part.
a variety of Turkish tobacco.

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Latakia

Lattakia

/ (ˌlætəˈkiːə) /

noun

the chief port of Syria, in the northwest: tobacco industry. Pop: 486 000 (2005 est)Latin name: Laodicea ad Mare
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