Ayn al-Niser

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Ayn al-Niser

عين النسر
Ayn al-Niser is located in Syria
Ayn al-Niser
Ayn al-Niser
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°50′29″N 36°55′41″E / 34.841387°N 36.928139°E / 34.841387; 36.928139
Country Syria
SubdistrictAyn al-Niser
472 m (1,549 ft)
 • Total604
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Ayn al-Niser (Arabic: عين النسر‎, also spelled Ain al-Nisr or Ayni-Nasir) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northeast of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Mishirfeh to the west, Ayn al-Dananir to the northwest, Izz al-Din to the north, al-Mukharram al-Fawqani to the east and Umm al-Amad to the southeast.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ayn al-Niser had a population of 604 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and 11th largest locality of the Ayn al-Niser nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consists of 16 localities with a collective population of 30,267.[1] The inhabitants of the village are ethnic Circassians from the Shapsugh, Kabardian and Bzhedug tribes.[2]