Basatin al-Assad

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Basatin al-Assad
بساتين الأسد
بساتين

Basateen
Village
Basatin al-Assad is located in Syria
Basatin al-Assad
Basatin al-Assad
Coordinates: 35°7′55″N 35°57′26″E / 35.13194°N 35.95722°E / 35.13194; 35.95722
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Baniyas
Subdistrict Baniyas
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 3,228
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Basatin al-Assad (Arabic: البيضة‎, also spelled Basateen) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located north of Tartus. Nearby localities include Baniyas to the north, Kharibeh to the southeast and al-Bayda to the south. It is situated just east of the Mediterranean coast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Baydah had a population of 5,783 in the 2004 census, making it the second largest locality in the Baniyas nahiyah ("subdistrict") after the city of Baniyas.[1] The inhabitants of Basatin al-Assad, as well as Baniyas city, al-Bayda and Marqab, are predominantly Sunni Muslims, in contrast to much of the area which is largely inhabited by members of the Alawite community.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Tartus Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Holliday, Joseph. The Assad Regime: From Counterinsurgency to Civil War. Middle East Security Report 8. Institute for the Study of War. March 2013.