Al-Shaykh Badr

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For the depopulated Palestinian village, see Sheikh Badr.
Al-Shaykh Badr
الشيخ بدر
Sheikh Bader
Al-Shaykh Badr is located in Syria
Al-Shaykh Badr
Al-Shaykh Badr
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°59′N 36°5′E / 34.983°N 36.083°E / 34.983; 36.083Coordinates: 34°59′N 36°5′E / 34.983°N 36.083°E / 34.983; 36.083
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus Governorate
District Al-Shaykh Badr District
Nahiyah Al-Shaykh Badr
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total 47,982
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Shaykh Badr (Arabic: الشيخ بدر‎, also spelled Sheikh Bader) is a city in Syria, administratively belonging to Tartus Governorate. Al-Shaykh Badr has an altitude of 536 meters. It has a population of 47,982. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[1]


  1. ^ The Middle East Intelligence Handbooks: 1943-1946 (Archive ed.), Naval Intelligence Division of Great Britain, 1987, p. 348