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Awj is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°54′40″N 36°24′29″E / 34.911062°N 36.407998°E / 34.911062; 36.407998Coordinates: 34°54′40″N 36°24′29″E / 34.911062°N 36.407998°E / 34.911062; 36.407998
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Awj
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,222
 • Religions Alawite
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Awj (Arabic: عوج‎‎, also spelled Ouj or Uj) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located in the Homs Gap southwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Aqrab and Tell Dahab to the east, Nisaf and Baarin to the north, Ayn Halaqim to the northwest, and Kafr Kamrah and Rabah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Awj had a population of 4,222 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2][3]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-13 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Douwes, 2000, p. 169.
  3. ^ Rosen, Nir. A Tale of Two Villages. Al Jazeera English. 2011-10-24.