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Burj Islam (Arabic: برج اسلام) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Salib al-Turkman to the north, al-Shabatliyah to the northeast, Ayn al-Bayda to the east and al-Shamiyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 5,652 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims, mostly of Turkmen origin.
The village is a popular summer resort with a white rock beach.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
- Balanche, Fabrice (2006). http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/06/30/97/PDF/Les_Alaouites_l_espace_et_le_pouvoir.pdf (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.
- Syria’s Turkmen Join the Fight. Al Akhbar. 2012-08-28.
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