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An ancient city of western Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Built by the Seleucids in the third century bc, it was a prosperous Roman market town on the trade route from the East and an early center of Christianity.
(Placename) the ancient name of several Greek cities in W Asia, notably of Latakia
Lat•a•ki•a(ˌlæt əˈki ə)
1. Ancient, Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean. 196,791.
2. a coastal district in Syria, in the W part. 554,384.
3. a variety of Turkish tobacco.