Jubb al-Jarrah

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Jubb al-Jarrah
جب الجراح
Town
Jeb al-Jarah
Jubb al-Jarrah is located in Syria
Jubb al-Jarrah
Jubb al-Jarrah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°49′0″N 37°19′0″E / 34.81667°N 37.31667°E / 34.81667; 37.31667
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Al-Mukharram
Subdistrict Jubb al-Jarrah
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,255
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Jubb al-Jarrah (Arabic: جب الجراح‎, also spelled Jeb al-Jarah) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate. Nearby towns include al-Mukharram to the east, Salamiyah to the northeast and al-Qaryatayn further to the south. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Jubb al-Jarrah had a population of 2,255.[1] Like other villages in the al-Mukharram District, Jubb al-Jarrah's inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2] Historian Matti Moosa claims that prominent Alawite figures from the Ba'ath Party convened secretly at Jubb al-Jarrah on 30 January 1968 and made a decision there to abolish to Muslim and Christian religious teaching in Syrian schools.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189. 
  3. ^ Moosa, Matti (1987). Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects. Syracuse University Press. p. 307. ISBN 9780815624110.