Baksa, Syria

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Baksa is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°34′15″N 35°49′17″E / 35.57083°N 35.82139°E / 35.57083; 35.82139
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Latakia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 3,001
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Csa

Baksa (Arabic: بكسا‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include al-Shamiyah, Kirsana and al-Qanjarah to the north, Burj al-Qasab to the west, Sitmarkho to the east and Sqoubin to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Baksa had a population of 3,001 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.