Bisitîn (Beseteen - بساتين)
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Basatin al-Assad (Turkish: Bisitîn, 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. 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.
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- General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Archive.is. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Tartus Governorate. (in Arabic)
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