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Al-Safsaf is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°39′9″N 35°55′33″E / 35.65250°N 35.92583°E / 35.65250; 35.92583
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Ayn al-Bayda
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 3,259
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Safsaf (Arabic: الصفصاف‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia on the shores of Mashqita Lake. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Bayda, Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the west, al-Bahluliyah to the east and Mushayrafet al-Samouk to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Safsaf had a population of 3,259 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.