Basatin al-Assad

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Basatin al-Assad
بساتين الأسد
Bisitîn[1] (Beseteen - بساتين)
Basatin al-Assad is located in Syria
Basatin al-Assad
Basatin al-Assad
Coordinates: 35°7′55″N 35°57′26″E / 35.13194°N 35.95722°E / 35.13194; 35.95722
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Baniyas
Subdistrict Baniyas
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 3,228
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Basatin al-Assad (Turkish: Bisitîn,[1] Arabic: البيضة‎, translit. Basateen‎) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located north of Tartus. Nearby localities include Baniyas to the north, Kharibeh to the southeast and al-Bayda to the south. It is situated just east of the Mediterranean coast.

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Basatin al-Assad had a population of 3,288 in the 2004 census.[2] The inhabitants of Basatin al-Assad, as well as Baniyas city, al-Bayda and Marqab, are predominantly Sunni Muslims, in contrast to much of the area which is largely inhabited by members of the Alawite community.[3]


  1. ^ a b Günümüzde Suriye Türkmenleri (in Turkish)Suriye’de Değişimin Ortaya Çıkardığı Toplum: Suriye Türkmenleri, p. 20 ORSAM Rapor № 83. ORSAM – Ortadoğu Türkmenleri Programı Rapor № 14. Ankara — November 2011, 33 pages.
  2. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Tartus Governorate. (in Arabic)
  3. ^ Holliday, Joseph. The Assad Regime: From Counterinsurgency to Civil War. Middle East Security Report 8. Institute for the Study of War. March 2013.