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|Elevation||735 m (2,411 ft)|
Kafr Nabl (Arabic: كفرنبل, also spelled Kafranbel or Kafr Nabil) is a town administratively belonging to the Idlib Governorate and Ma'arrat al-Numan District in northwestern Syria. It is situated 735 meters (2,411 ft) above sea level. In the 2004 census by the Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics Kafr Nabl had a population of 15,455. Kafr Nabl is located on an ancient Byzantine dead city, and is surrounded by some of the most important Dead Cities, such as Serjilla, Shanshrah, and al-Bara.
Kafr Nabl is Syria's largest producer of figs and a major producer of olives. About 3,700 hectares, or 778,000 trees are used for fig cultivation. Roughly 60% of the population are employed in the production and natural processing of the fruit. Farmers in Kafr Nabl usually dedicate around 80% of their cultivation time to the production of figs and 20% for olives.
Kafr Nabl has come to be a well-known name for the banners that the town's inhabitants have been drawing since the beginning of the uprising in Syria; banners and drawings that reflect their view of the revolution. The drawings, which are published and widely shared online, are powerful critical messages, not only about the Assad regime, but also about the international community, geo-strategic interests in Syria and the passivity of Arab countries. They have recently addressed the disproportionate reaction to the video that mocked Muslims while the slaughter of Syrians has caused no similar outrage from Arab and Muslim communities.
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