Beit Yashout

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Beit Yashout
بيت ياشوط
Town
Beit Yashout is located in Syria
Beit Yashout
Beit Yashout
Coordinates: 35°19′1″N 36°7′49″E / 35.31694°N 36.13028°E / 35.31694; 36.13028
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Jableh District
Nahiyah Beit Yashout
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 6,115
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Beit Yashout (Arabic: بيت ياشوط‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District of the Latakia Governorate, and located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Sharqiyah to the west and al-Daliyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Beit Yashout had a population of 6,115 in the 2004 census.[1] The town is located in the An-Nusayriyah Mountains at an elevation of around 500 m (1,700 ft).

Beit Yashout is one of the settlements inhabited by the Alawite Hadadeen tribe, to which former first lady Aniseh Makhluf belonged.[2] However, the village was a traditional home of the Bani Ali clan, also Alawite.[3] Beit Yashout is the hometown of Muhammad al-Khuli, a prominent military official in Baathist governments in the 1960s and throughout former president Hafez al-Assad's time in office (1970-2000).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Batatu, p. 224.
  3. ^ Antoun, p. 60.
  4. ^ Batatu, p. 219.

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