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|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
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Shinan (Arabic: شنان) is a village located in the eastern side of Jebel az-Zawiya in Syria. It is located about 30 km to the south of Idlib and north-west of Maarrat al-Nu'man at a distance about 13 km in very rugged terrain. It is in the administrative district of Ariha. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Shinan had a population of 2,025 in the 2004 census.
The houses are a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and early Islamic heritage and AlGhams (mud) houses that were prevalent in the late Ottoman epoch. Modern buildings are built on the sides of a valley from east to west.
Shnan village contains many archaeological sites belonging mostly to the Romans and Byzantines. Umm Serfos was a station for the caravans that went from Ebla to Ugarit. Its impacts are visible in a highland area west of the village. It operates as a summer resort because it remains cool in the summer and offers a beautiful view to Eastern region of the village.
The village hosts two schools for basic education (first cycle and second cycle), a branch for Consumption (Cooperative) Society, a mosque, a pharmacy. Electricity, water and telephone services are present.