Kafr Nabudah

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Kafr Nabudah
كفر نبودة
Kafar Nabuda
Kafr Nabudah is located in Syria
Kafr Nabudah
Kafr Nabudah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°25′54″N 36°29′34″E / 35.43167°N 36.49278°E / 35.43167; 36.49278Coordinates: 35°25′54″N 36°29′34″E / 35.43167°N 36.49278°E / 35.43167; 36.49278
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Al-Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Qalaat al-Madiq
Population (2004)
 • Total 13,513
 • Ethnicities Syrians

Kafr Nabudah (Arabic: كفر نبودة‎, also spelled Kafar Nabuda) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Qalaat al-Madiq and Jamasat Adiyat to the west, al-Suqaylabiyah to the southwest, al-Mughayr and Karnaz to the south, Kafr Zita to the southeast and al-Habit to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kafr Nabudah had a population of 13,513 in the 2004 census, making it the largest locality in the Qalaat al-Madiq nahiyah ("subdistrict.")[1]


The first word of Kafr Nabudah, which is Kafr, is a Syriac word for "farm" or "village". The second part 'Nabudah' is probably derived from another Syriac word Nabeeda, which refers to wine. The village is known for cultivation of grapes which now lost its importance to the favor of other crops. Although the wine industry has extinct since longtime, some winepresses ruins still exist in the surrounding areas..