Hammam Wasel

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Hammam Wasel
حمام واصل
Hammam Wasel is located in Syria
Hammam Wasel
Hammam Wasel
Coordinates: 35°4′34″N 36°5′12″E / 35.07611°N 36.08667°E / 35.07611; 36.08667
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Baniyas
Subdistrict Hammam Wasel
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,801
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Hammam Wasel (Arabic: حمام واصل‎‎, also spelled Hamam Wasil) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Sharqiyah and al-Baydah to the west, Baniyas to the northwest, Annaza to the north, and al-Qadmus to the northeast, Masyaf to the east, Wadi al-Oyun to the southeast, al-Shaykh Badr to the south and al-Qamsiyah to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hammam Wasel had a population of 1,801 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Hammam Wasel nahiyah ("sub-district") which contained 12 localities with a collective population of 8,522 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Tartus Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Revue archéologique. (1897). Ernest Leroux. (French)
  3. ^ Boulanger, 1966, p. 450.