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Awaru is located in Syria
Coordinates: 34°57′44″N 35°57′23″E / 34.96222°N 35.95639°E / 34.96222; 35.95639
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Tartus
Subdistrict Al-Sawda
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Awaru (also spelled Uru) is a hamlet in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the al-Sawda municipality of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus. Nearby localities include al-Sawda to the north, Khawabi to the east, Khirbet al-Faras to the southeast, Bimalkah to the south, Dweir al-Shaykh Saad to the southwest and Husayn al-Baher to the northwest. The inhabitants of the hamlet are Ismailis. Awaru was annexed to the al-Sawda municipality in 1971. It is currently apportioned one seat in the municipality's council of 10 elected representatives.[1]

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  1. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.