Al-Tall, Syria

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Al-Tall is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°36′0″N 36°18′0″E / 33.60000°N 36.30000°E / 33.60000; 36.30000Coordinates: 33°36′0″N 36°18′0″E / 33.60000°N 36.30000°E / 33.60000; 36.30000
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Al-Tall District
Nahiyah Al-Tall
Elevation 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 44,597
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Al-Tall (Arabic: التل‎, also spelled al-Tell) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate and capital of the al-Tall District. Situated in the middle of the Anti-Lebanon mountains, having an elevation of roughly 1,000 meters above sea level.[2] Nearby localities include Maaraba to the southwest, Damascus to the south, Dahiyat al-Assad and Douma to the southeast, Maarat Saidnaya to the northeast, Manin to the north, Ashrafiyat al-Wadi and Basimah to the northwest and al-Hamah and Qudsaya to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Tall had a population of 44,597 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

In the early 1960s al-Tall was reported to be a large village of 3,500 inhabitants. It had a large mosque surrounded by several column fragments, hewn stones and burial grottoes.[2]

Localities in Al-Tall District[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of Al-Tall:[3]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
Al-Tall التل 44,597 Al-Tall
Manin منين 17,521 Al-Tall
Maaraba معربا 10,290 Al-Tall
Rankous رنكوس 7,717 Rankous
Badda بدا 6,564 Saidnaya
Halboun حلبون 6,521 Al-Tall
Saidnaya صيدنايا 5,194 Saidnaya
Talfita تلفيتا 4,082 Al-Tall
Hafeir al-Fouqa حفير الفوقا 3,441 Saidnaya
Maarat Saidnaya معرة صيدنايا 3,084 Saidnaya
Hosh Arab حوش عرب 2,073 Rankous
al-Dreij الدريج 1,769 Al-Tall
Maarounah معرونة 1,153 Al-Tall
al-Fayadiyah الفياضية 785 Rankous
Akoubar عكوبر 563 Saidnaya
al-Jarniyah الجرنية 271 Rankous
al-Mahabah المحبة 100 Rankous
Sabnah سبنة 94 Rankous
Ayn Dara عين دره 63 Rankous
al-Nour النور 55 Rankous