Sqoubin

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Sqoubin
سقوبين
Saqubin
Sqoubin is located in Syria
Sqoubin
Sqoubin
Coordinates: 35°33′34″N 35°49′50″E / 35.55944°N 35.83056°E / 35.55944; 35.83056
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Latakia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 6,379
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sqoubin (Arabic: سقوبين‎, also spelled Saqubin) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Baksa and al-Qanjarah to the north, Sitmarkho to the northeast, Burj al-Qasab to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Sqoubin had a population of 6,379 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

References[edit]

  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.