al-Burj, al-Bab

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al-Burj

البرج
Village
al-Burj is located in Syria
al-Burj
al-Burj
Location of al-Burj in Syria
Coordinates: 36°31′58″N 37°27′15″E / 36.5328°N 37.4542°E / 36.5328; 37.4542
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
Districtal-Bab
Subdistrictal-Bab
Elevation
548 m (1,798 ft)
Population
 (2004)[1]
236
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
GeocodeC1192

al-Burj (Arabic: البرج‎), also spelled Borj, is a village in northern Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Situated in the northern Aqil mountains, bordering the Queiq Plain to the west, it is located between al-Rai and al-Bab, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the city of Aleppo, and 12 km (7.5 mi) south of the border to the Turkish province of Kilis. Al Burj was captured by Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army from ISIS, On 7 November 2016.[2]

Administratively the village belongs to Nahiya al-Bab in al-Bab District. Nearby localities include Tall Battal 4 km (2.5 mi) to the south, and Ka'ibah 4 km (2.5 mi) to the northwest, on the Queiq Plain. In the 2004 census, al-Burj had a population of 236.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Bab" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.
  2. ^ "Syrian rebels seize seven villages in major advance towards ISIS stronghold of al-Bab". 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-12-12.