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Kafroun general view
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (EEST)|
Al-Kafrun (Arabic: الكفرون; also spelled Kafroun) is a Syrian village in the Tartous Governorate. It is situated in the an-Nusayriyah Mountains range at 550 metres above sea level, making it a summer resort for locals who want to escape the hot summer temperatures in the lowlands. It is about 40 miles from the major city of Homs. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Kafrun had a population of 485 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians.
It is well known in the area for the annual festival in celebration of the ascension of Mary on 15 August, held atop the Jabal al-Saideh mountain. Al-Kafrun is the birthplace of the famous Syrian singer George Wassouf.