Aramo, Syria

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Aramo
عرامو
Արամօ
Village
Aramo is located in Syria
Aramo
Aramo
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°37′35.5″N 36°07′53.8″E / 35.626528°N 36.131611°E / 35.626528; 36.131611Coordinates: 35°37′35.5″N 36°07′53.8″E / 35.626528°N 36.131611°E / 35.626528; 36.131611
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Al-Haffah District
Nahiyah Slinfah
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 490

Aramo (Arabic: عرامو‎, Aramo, Armenian: Արամօ, Aramo) is a Syrian village located in Latakia Governorate north west of the country. Aramo is just 30 km from the Mediterranean sea. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Aramo had a population of 490 in the 2004 census.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name probably comes from the name of the ancient Arameans who inhabited the place.

Armenians[edit]

The village is known to be populated by Armenians, but in 1947 they left in large numbers to Soviet Armenia. Now a few families live there. The town has an old Armenian church called Saint Stepanos built in 1310. It stands in the middle of the village. There are also some small churches carved in the rocks such as Surp Asdvadzadzin and Surp Kevork Armenian Apostolic churches. The Alawite Arabs also visit those two churches.

Nowadays, there is a small number of Armenian inhabitants in Aramo, most of whom speak the Arabic language.

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