Ghur Gharbiyah

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Ghur Gharbiyah
غور غربية
Ghor Gharbiya
Village
Ghur Gharbiyah is located in Syria
Ghur Gharbiyah
Ghur Gharbiyah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°50′45″N 36°32′47″E / 34.84583°N 36.54639°E / 34.84583; 36.54639
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Taldou
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,016
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Ghur Gharbiyah (Arabic: غور غربية‎, also spelled Ghor Gharbiya or Ghouri) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, northwest of Homs. Nearby localities include Qazhal to the southeast, Akrad Dayasinah to the east, Burj Qa'i to the northeast, Taldou and Kafr Laha to the northwest and Sharqliyya and al-Qabu to the west. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ghur Gharbiyah had a population of 4,016 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Shia Muslims.[2][3]

In 1829, during Ottoman rule, the village consisted of 30 feddans and paid 3,080 qirsh in annual tax revenues.[4] In 1838 Ghur Gharbiyah was classified as a Muslim village.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Rosen, Nir. A Tale of Two Syrian Villages: Part two. Al-Jazeera English (AJE). 2011-10-26.
  3. ^ What happened in Houla?. Al Jazeera English. 2012-01-16.
  4. ^ Douwes, 2000, p. 224.
  5. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 179.

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