Deir Shamil

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Deir Shamil
دير شميل
Deir el-Shemil
Deir Shamil is located in Syria
Deir Shamil
Deir Shamil
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°12′38″N 36°20′35″E / 35.21056°N 36.34306°E / 35.21056; 36.34306
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Jubb Ramlah
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,537

Deir Shamil (Arabic: دير شميل‎‎, also spelled Deir el-Shemil) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located west of Hama. Nearby localities include Nahr al-Bared to the north, Tell Salhab to the northeast, Jubb Ramlah to the east, al-Laqbah and Deir Mama to the south and Daliyah to the west. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Deir Shamil had a population of 4,537 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

In the early 1960s it was described as a large village of 600 inhabitants. It contained the remains of an Ottoman-era seraglio.[2]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ a b Boulanger, 1841, p. 178.