Al-Shamiyah

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Al-Shamiyah
الشامية
Village
Al-Shamiyah is located in Syria
Al-Shamiyah
Al-Shamiyah
Coordinates: 35°38′13″N 35°48′28″E / 35.63694°N 35.80778°E / 35.63694; 35.80778
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Latakia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,982
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Shamiyah (Arabic: الشامية‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Burj Islam to the north, Burj al-Qasab and Kirsana to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Al-Shamiyah had a population of 2,982 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.