Al-Mushrifah

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Al-Mushrifah
المشرفة
Al-Mishirfeh
Village
Al-Mushrifah is located in Syria
Al-Mushrifah
Al-Mushrifah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°50′04″N 36°51′03″E / 34.834479°N 36.850971°E / 34.834479; 36.850971
Country Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Ayn al-Niser
Population (2004)
 • Total 14,868
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Al-Mushrifah (Arabic: المشرفة‎, also spelled al-Mishirfeh, el-Mishrife or Musharrfeh) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northeast of Homs, with a population of 14,868 in 2004. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Niser, Umm al-Amad and al-Mukharram to the east, and Talbiseh, al-Ghantu and Teir Maalah to the west. Outside the modern town is Tell el-Mishrife, the site of the ancient city-state of Qatna. It has a religiously mixed population of Sunni Muslims, Alawites and Christians. The village contains several mosques and two churches.[1]

In the 1950s, under the influence of the Syrian Communist Party, some of the peasants of al-Mushrifah rose against their landlord by seizing his harvest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halabi, Alaa (2015-01-04). "Battles continue in Homs countryside". As-Safir. Al-Monitor. 
  2. ^ Batatu, 1999, p. 121.

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