Bustan al-Basha

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Bustan al-Basha
بستان الباشا
Bustan al-Basha is located in Syria
Bustan al-Basha
Bustan al-Basha
Coordinates: 35°25′N 35°56′E / 35.417°N 35.933°E / 35.417; 35.933
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Jableh District
Nahiyah Jableh
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,603
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bustan al-Basha (Arabic: بستان الباشا‎‎, also spelled Bistan al-Basha; translation: "the Governor's Garden") is a village located along the Mediterranean coastline in northern Syria, part of the Latakia Governorate. It is situated southeast of Latakia and west of Qardaha. In the 2004 census Bustan al-Basha had a population of 1,603.[1] Most of its inhabitants are Alawites and the village is home to the Makhlouf family who are related to the Assad family. According to Patrick Seale, Bustan al-Basha's residents were mostly aligned with Syrian Social Nationalist Party in the mid-20th-century.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Archive.is. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Seale, 1990, p.49.