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Al-Sisiniyah is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°46′52″N 36°8′35″E / 34.78111°N 36.14306°E / 34.78111; 36.14306
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Safita
Subdistrict Al-Sisiniyah
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,667

Al-Sisiniyah (Arabic: السيسنية‎‎, also spelled Sisnyeh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located southeast of Tartus. Nearby localities include Safita to the north, al-Bariqiyah to the northeast, Habnamrah and Marmarita to the east, al-Zarah to the southeast, al-Tulay'i to the southwest, Buwaydet al-Suwayqat to the west and Beit al-Shaykh Yunes to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Sisiniyah had a population of 2,667 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Sisiniyah nahiyah ("sub-district") which consisted of 19 localities with a collective population of 22,018 in 2004.[1] The town's inhabitants are a mix of Alawites and Christians, with each community having its own mukhtar ("village head").[2]


  1. ^ "Al-Sisiniyah Nahiyah Population". Syria Central Bureau of Statistics. 2004. Retrieved 2012-07-02. . Archive: [1][permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.