Kaff al-Jaa

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Kaff al-Jaa
كاف الجاع
A neighborhood of Kaff al-Jaa
A neighborhood of Kaff al-Jaa
Kaff al-Jaa is located in Syria
Kaff al-Jaa
Kaff al-Jaa
Coordinates: 35°5′8″N 36°12′26″E / 35.08556°N 36.20722°E / 35.08556; 36.20722
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Baniyas
Subdistrict Al-Qadmus
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,068
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kaff al-Jaa (Arabic: كاف الجاع‎, pronounced Kāf al Jā`; also spelled Kaf al-Jaz) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus. Nearby localities include al-Qadmus to the west, Deir Mama to the northeast, Masyaf to the east, Wadi al-Oyun to the south and Hammam Wasel to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kaff al-Jaa had a population of 2,068 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

The surrounding area is marked by the mountains. The highest mountain of Kaff al-Jaa is the Alcaadboon, with a height of 1,194 meters.


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.