Jandar, Syria

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Jandar
جندر
Jendar
Village
Jandar is located in Syria
Jandar
Jandar
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°29′36″N 36°46′43″E / 34.49333°N 36.77861°E / 34.49333; 36.77861
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs Governorate
District Homs District
Nahiya Hisyah
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,423

Jandar (Arabic: جندر‎, also spelled Jendar) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located 30 kilometers south of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Qusayr to the west, Shamsin to the north, Dardaghan to the east and Hisyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Jandar had a population of 3,423 in the 2004 census.[1]

In 2008, Syria's first sugar refinery was built in Jandar. The refinery was a $100 million joint project between Syrian businessman Najib Assaf, government-owned SugarInvest, multinational Cargill, Brazilian company Crystalsev and the Dubai-based Wellington Group.[2] A natural gas power plant is located in Jandar.[3] The Jandar Resort, the largest resort in the country is also located outside the village on the opposite side of the main highway between Homs and Damascus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ The Report, Emerging Syria, 2007, p. 90.
  3. ^ DIANE Publishing Company, p. 71.
  4. ^ Jandar Resort. Global Vision Investment. 2010.

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