Maskanah, Homs Governorate

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This article is about the village in Homs Governorate in Syria. For the town in Aleppo Governorate, see Maskanah.
Maskanah is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°39′51″N 36°44′01″E / 34.664095°N 36.733544°E / 34.664095; 36.733544
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Homs
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,430
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Maskanah (Arabic: مسكنة‎) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located just south of Homs. Nearby localities include Kafr Aaya, Qattinah and Aabel to the west, Jandar to the south and Fairouzeh and Zaidal to the northeast. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Maskanah had a population of 4,430 in the 2004 census.[1] In 1945 the village had 900 inhabitants.[2] Its inhabitants are predominantly Syriac Orthodox and Catholic Christians.[3]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Gibb, 1991, p. 734.
  3. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 175.