Shayrat

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Shayrat
الشعيرات
Sha'irat
Village
Shayrat is located in Syria
Shayrat
Shayrat
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°29′34″N 36°56′47″E / 34.49278°N 36.94639°E / 34.49278; 36.94639
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Al-Riqama
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,443

Shayrat (Arabic: الشعيرات‎, also spelled Sha'irat) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located southeast of Homs on the western fringes of the Syrian Desert. Nearby localities include Dardaghan to the west, al-Manzul and al-Riqama to the northwest, Sadad to the south and al-Hamrat to the southwest. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Shayrat had a population of 1,443 in the 2004 census.[1] Shayrat had been classified as an abandoned village or khirba by English scholar Eli Smith in 1838.[2]

Shayrat is near a Syrian Air Force base and airfield with the same name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 175.
  3. ^ Syrian Airfields. Global Security.

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