Hazarin

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Hazarin

حزارين

Hazzarin
Town
Hazarin is located in Syria
Hazarin
Hazarin
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°35′56″N 36°31′39″E / 35.59889°N 36.52750°E / 35.59889; 36.52750
Country Syria
GovernorateIdlib
DistrictMaarrat al-Nu'man
SubdistrictKafr Nabl
OccupationJaish al-Fatah
Elevation
605 m (1,985 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,373
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Hazarin (Arabic: حزارين‎, also spelled Hazzarin) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively belonging to the Idlib Governorate, located 60 kilometers southwest of Idlib. Nearby localities include Kafr Oweid to the northwest, al-Barah to the north, Kafr Nabl to the northeast, Basqala to the east, Maarrat Harma to the south and Fatirah and Safuhin to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hazarin had a population of 2,373 in the 2004 census.[1]

In the 19th-century, during late Ottoman rule, Hazarin was a village largely constructed out of the columns and other ruins of an ancient and prosperous town.[2] It is situated among the Dead Cities region. Today, the town is well-known locally for its olive oil and residents cultivate olives, figs, wheat, barley and chickpeas.[3] Hazarin provides services to the surrounding villages and contains two primary schools, one secondary school and a municipal headquarters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Bibliotheca Sacra, 1848, p. 678.
  3. ^ Al-Obeido, Ahmed.Hazarin Village: The New Ebla. E-Idleb. E-Syria. 2011-01-15. (in Arabic)
  4. ^ Al-Rajab, Gharib. Only the Village of Hazarin Seen From Afar. E-Idleb. E-Syria. 2009-05-16. (in Arabic)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Edwards, B. B. (1848). Bibliotheca Sacra. 5. Dallas Theological Seminary.