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Al-Qassabin is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°19′54″N 36°2′20″E / 35.33167°N 36.03889°E / 35.33167; 36.03889
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Jableh District
Nahiyah Ayn Shiqaq
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 780
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Qassabin (Arabic: القصابين‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District of the Latakia Governorate, and located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Sharqiyah and Beit Yashout to the east and Siyano, Jableh and Bustan al-Basha to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Qassabin had a population of 780 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

The town is notable as the birthplace of the Syrian poet Ali Ahmed Said, better known as Adunis.


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. 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.