The Houla Region or Houla Plain (Arabic: الحولة al-Ḥūlāh) is an area consisting of three villages in the Homs Governorate of central Syria, northwest of the city of Homs. The villages, Taldou, Kafr Laha and Tell Dahab each have 25–30,000 inhabitants. The settlement is essentially a Sunni Muslim town surrounded by Alawite villages. Many of the inhabitants of the Houla village cluster are of Turkoman descent.
Houla was described by 19th-century English scholar Eli Smith as a low-lying tract of land situated at the eastern slope of the al-Ansariyah mountains. One of the villages, Taldou, is located in the outskirts of Houla. The biggest village in the Houla region had over 20,000 inhabitants in 2004 and is called Kafr Laha, (Arabic: كفرلاها).
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