Al-Mishirfeh

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Al-Mishirfeh
المشرفة
Village
Al-Mishirfeh is located in Syria
Al-Mishirfeh
Al-Mishirfeh
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°50′04″N 36°51′03″E / 34.834479°N 36.850971°E / 34.834479; 36.850971
Country Syria
Governorate Homs Governorate
District Homs District
Nahiyah Ayn al-Niser
Population (2004)
 • Total 14,868
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Al-Mishirfeh (Arabic: المشرفة‎, also spelled al-Mushrifah) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northeast of Homs. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Niser, Umm al-Adam and al-Mukharram to the east, al-Sukhnah to the south and Talbiseh, al-Ghantu and Teir Maalah to the west. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Mishirfeh had a population of 14,868 in the 2004 census.[1] Outside the modern town is Tell el-Mishrife, the site of the ancient city-state of Qatna.

In the 1950s, under the influence of the Syrian Communist Party, some of the peasantry of al-Mishirfeh rose against their landlord by seizing his harvest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Batatu, 1999, p. 121.

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