Kirsana

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Kirsana
كرسانا
Village
Kirsana is located in Syria
Kirsana
Kirsana
Coordinates: 35°37′5″N 35°49′38″E / 35.61806°N 35.82722°E / 35.61806; 35.82722
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Latakia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 5,499
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kirsana (Arabic: كرسانا‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the north, Burj al-Qasab to the southwest and Sitmarkho to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kirsana had a population of 5,499 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.