Ghawr al-Assi

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Ghawr al-Assi

غور العاصي
Village
Ghawr al-Assi is located in Syria
Ghawr al-Assi
Ghawr al-Assi
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°57′19″N 36°46′22″E / 34.9552181°N 36.7726577°E / 34.9552181; 36.7726577Coordinates: 34°57′19″N 36°46′22″E / 34.9552181°N 36.7726577°E / 34.9552181; 36.7726577
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictHama
SubdistrictHama
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,033
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC3010

Ghawr al-Assi (Arabic: غور العاصي‎) is a Syrian village located in the Hama Subdistrict of the Hama District in the Hama Governorate. It is situated along the road between Homs and Hama, being 20 kilometers south of the latter.[1] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ghawr al-Assi had a population of 2,033 in the 2004 census.[2] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[3]

Ghawr al-Assi is the largest village in the Orontes Valley Municipality, which also includes al-Alamein, Qubaybat al-Assi and smaller hamlets. The municipality was established in 2004. There are archaeological remains in Ghawr al-Assi, including old mills and water wheels (norias).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overview of the Musa al-Hulah Municipality" (in Arabic). Information Directorate of the Hama Governorate. 2011-12-04.
  2. ^ "General Census of Population 2004".
  3. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 179.

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