also spelled  Tartous,  

      town, western Syria, situated on the Mediterranean coast opposite Arwād Island. It was founded in antiquity as Antaradus, a colony of Aradus (now Arwād Island). It was rebuilt in AD 346 by Emperor Constantine I and flourished during Roman and Byzantine times. Crusaders occupied Ṭarṭūs, then known as Tortosa, in the European Middle Ages, converting it into a fortress-town and successfully defending it against devastating attacks in the 12th century; they were driven out by the Arabs in 1291. From the beginning of the Ottoman conquest, the town declined in importance until its port was rejuvenated in the 20th century. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, now the town's museum, is a perfect example of 13th-century crusader architecture. The Castle of the Templars (late 12th to early 13th century), now mostly in ruins, can be seen in the older part of Ṭarṭūs. Syria's second port (after Latakia), Ṭarṭūs is also a fishing port and the centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop. (2003 est.) 85,772.

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