Mashqita

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Mashqita
مشقيتا
Village
Mashqita is located in Syria
Mashqita
Mashqita
Coordinates: 35°39′47″N 35°54′37″E / 35.66306°N 35.91028°E / 35.66306; 35.91028
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Ayn al-Bayda
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,376
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mashqita (Arabic: مشقيتا‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Bayda, Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the west, al-Bahluliyah to the east and Mushayrafet al-Samouk to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Mashqita had a population of 2,376 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.