Kafr Nasij

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Kafr Nasij

كفر ناسج
Village
Kafr Nasij is located in Syria
Kafr Nasij
Kafr Nasij
Coordinates: 33°9′5″N 36°2′21″E / 33.15139°N 36.03917°E / 33.15139; 36.03917
Grid position247/284 PAL
Country Syria
GovernorateDaraa
DistrictAl-Sanamayn
SubdistrictGhabaghib
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Total2,381
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Kafr Nasij (Arabic: كفر ناسج‎, also spelled Kafar Nasej) is a village in the al-Sanamayn District of the Daraa Governorate in southern Syria. Nearby localities include al-Tiha to the west, Aqraba and al-Harra to the southwest, Zimrin to the south, Kafr Shams to the southeast, Deir al-Adas to the east and Kanakir to the north. In the 2004 census by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kafr Nasij had a population of 2,381.[1]

History[edit]

A Ghassanid monastery of stylites was located in Kafr Nasij which was part of Batanea during the Byzantine era (4th-7th centuries).[2]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1596 Kafr Nasij appeared in the Ottoman tax registers being in the nahiya of Jaydur, part of Hauran Sanjak. It had an entirely Muslim population consisting of 17 households and 7 bachelors. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats, bee-hives and water mills; in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 17,800 akçe.[3]

In 1838, Kefr Nasij was noted as a village in the el-Jeidur district.[4]

Modern era[edit]

During the ongoing Syrian Civil War which began in 2011, pro-government media reported that five opposition rebels were killed and 13 others arrested during a clash with Syrian security forces.[5] The Syrian Center for Documentation reported that clash began when security forces were attacked by opposition gunmen.[6]

Climate[edit]

In Kafr Nasij, there is a Mediterranean climate. Rainfall is higher in winter than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Csa. The average annual temperature in Kafr Nasij is 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). About 386 mm (15.20 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Kafr Nasij
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
12.4
(54.3)
16.0
(60.8)
20.5
(68.9)
26.1
(79.0)
30.0
(86.0)
31.2
(88.2)
31.8
(89.2)
29.3
(84.7)
25.8
(78.4)
19.2
(66.6)
13.3
(55.9)
22.2
(71.9)
Average low °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
2.9
(37.2)
5.4
(41.7)
8.5
(47.3)
12.2
(54.0)
15.3
(59.5)
17.0
(62.6)
17.3
(63.1)
15.1
(59.2)
12.3
(54.1)
8.0
(46.4)
4.6
(40.3)
10.1
(50.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 96
(3.8)
72
(2.8)
51
(2.0)
18
(0.7)
11
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
11
(0.4)
42
(1.7)
85
(3.3)
386
(15.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Daraa Governorate. ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  2. ^ Trimingham, 1979, p. 144
  3. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 209
  4. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, 2nd appendix, p. 149
  5. ^ Authorities storm terrorist hideouts in Daraa, arrest terrorists and kill others. Cham Press. 2012-06-28.
  6. ^ June 2012-06-28, Syrian Crisis Updated. Volitaire. Syrian Center for Documentation. 2012-06-28.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter; Abdulfattah, Kamal (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. ISBN 3-920405-41-2.
  • Robinson, E.; Smith, E. (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.
  • Trimingham, John Spencer (1979). Christianity among the Arabs in pre-Islamic times. Longman. ISBN 0582780810.

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