|Elevation||360 m (1,180 ft)|
Binnish (Arabic: بنش) is a City in northwestern Syria, administratively belonging to the Idlib Governorate, located just east of Idlib. Nearby localities include Maarrat Misrin to the northwest, al-Fu'ah (Shia'a) to the north, Ta'um and Taftanaz to the east, Iffis to the southeast and Sarmin to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Binnish had a population of 41,848 in the 2009 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.
The city is situated on a hill; the thing that gives it a spectacular view. The word Binnish derives from the Aramaic language which possibly means "child of man". The city is famous for olive, vine and fig trees besides its varied crops of all kinds. It has a big old mosque right at the center which dates back to the Mamluk period (1250-1517) before the Ottomans. It has mild weather and hospitable people. Generally speaking, the people there are from all walks of life. The illiteracy rate is low compared to how it was 30 years ago.
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