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This article is about the town in northern Syria. For the depopulated Palestinian town in the Galilee, see al-Bassa.
Al-Bassah is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°29′58″N 35°50′53″E / 35.49944°N 35.84806°E / 35.49944; 35.84806
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Hanadi
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 4,369
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Csa

Al-Bassah (Arabic: البصة‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Baksa and Sqoubin to the north, Hanadi and Fideo to the east and Bustan al-Basha to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Bassah had a population of 4,369 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[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.