Al-Shir

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Al-Shir
الشير
Village
Al-Shir is located in Syria
Al-Shir
Al-Shir
Coordinates: 35°31′36″N 35°51′21″E / 35.52667°N 35.85583°E / 35.52667; 35.85583
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Hanadi
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,129
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Shir (Arabic: الشير‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Baksa and Sqoubin to the north, Fideo to the east and Hanadi, al-Bassah and Bustan al-Basha to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Shir had a population of 2,129 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.