Sharqliyya

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Sharqliyya
شرقلية
Sharqlieh
Village
Sharqliyya is located in Syria
Sharqliyya
Sharqliyya
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°50′9″N 36°30′39″E / 34.83583°N 36.51083°E / 34.83583; 36.51083
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict al-Qabu
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,347
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Sharqliyya (Arabic: شرقلية‎, also spelled Sharqlieh) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northwest of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Qabu and al-Shinyah to the west, al-Taybah al-Gharbiyah to the northwest, Taldou to the northeast and Ghur Gharbiyah to the east.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sharqliyya had a population of 1,362 in the 2004 census.[1] Its current inhabitants are predominantly Alawites and agriculture is the chief source of income for the village.[2] However, during the late Ottoman era, in 1829, Sharqliyya was a Turkoman village in the Sanjak of Hama, consisting of 12 feddans.[3] In 1838 Sharqliyya's inhabitants were reported to be Sunni Muslims by British scholar Eli Smith.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Batatu, 1999, p. 41.
  3. ^ Douwes, 2000, p. 228.
  4. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 179.a

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