Rabia, Syria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the town in Latakia Governorate. For the village in Hama Governorate, see al-Rabiaa.
Rabia is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°47′9″N 36°2′17″E / 35.78583°N 36.03806°E / 35.78583; 36.03806
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Rabia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,986
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rabia (Arabic: ربيعة‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Kesab to the north, Mashqita and Ayn al-Bayda to the southwest and Qastal Ma'af to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Rabia had a population of 1,986 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Rabia nahiyah ("subdistrict"), which consisted of 21 localities with a collective population of 8,214 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants of the town and the subdistrict are predominantly Sunni Muslims of Turkmen origin.[2]


  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.