Farikah

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Farikah

فريكة

Furaykah
Village
Farikah is located in Syria
Farikah
Farikah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°34′30″N 36°16′13″E / 35.57500°N 36.27028°E / 35.57500; 36.27028Coordinates: 35°34′30″N 36°16′13″E / 35.57500°N 36.27028°E / 35.57500; 36.27028
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictAl-Suqaylabiyah
SubdistrictShathah
OccupationJaish al-Fatah
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,497

Farikah (Arabic: فريكة‎, also spelled Frikka, Freike, Freikeh or Furaykah) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located north of Hama. It is situated in the Ghab plain. Nearby localities include Shathah and Nabl al-Khatib to the south, al-Amqiyah Tahta and al-Ankawi to the east, al-Ziyarah to the northeast and Sirmaniyah to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Farikah had a population of 2,497 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

Government forces and rebels contested Farikah throughout July 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  2. ^ Rockwood, Bill. "Interactive Map: A Valley at War". PBS Frontline.
  3. ^ http://www.albawaba.com/loop/syrian-rebels-took-last-idlib-province-government-forces-today-heres-how-it-happened-724288