Sites & cities that bear the name of Arwad


Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : 𐤀𐤉𐤍𐤊, ʾynk, Aynuk, Aradus, Jazirat, Arvad, Arpad, Arphad, Árados, Antioch, Antiochia in Pieria,Antiókeia tôs Pierías, Ruad Island

Description : Arwad, the classical Aradus (Arabic: أرواد‎), is a town in Syria on an eponymous island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the administrative center of the Arwad Subdistrict (nahiyah), of which it is the only locality. It is the only inhabited island in Syria. It is located 3 km (1.9 mi) from Tartus (the ancient Tortosa), Syria's second-largest port. Today, Arwad is mainly a fishing town. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, during the 2004 census, it had a population of 4,403, predominantly Sunni Muslims. Plans were unveiled in May 2016 to renovate the island to become a tourist attraction.

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