Kafr Ram

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Kafr Ram
كفرام
Kfar Ram
Village
Kafram
Kafr Ram is located in Syria
Kafr Ram
Kafr Ram
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°51′57″N 36°22′28″E / 34.86583°N 36.37444°E / 34.86583; 36.37444
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Taldou
Elevation 850-1,150 m (−2,900 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,115
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Kafr Ram (Arabic: كفرام‎‎, also spelled Kfar Ram or Kafram) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located 50 kilometers northwest of Homs in the Taldou Subidistrict.[1]

The name of the village is Syriac in origin, with Kafr meaning "small village" or "the spot", and Ram meaning "mountain".[1] In the northern part of the village is the small, historic church of al-Qasr.[1] The first primary school in the village was founded around 1935.[1] Among Kafr Ram's water sources are several springs, the largest of which is known as 'Ayn al-Hamra.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kafr Ram is situated along the northern foothills of the Dahr al-Qasir Mountain with an elevation ranging from 850 to 1,150 meters above sea level.[1] Nearby localities include Barshin to the northwest, Khanazir and Bishanin to the north, Kafr Kamrah and Akakir to the northeast, Fahil and Rabah to the southeast, Bahhur to the south, Muqlus and Hasour to the southwest and al-Bitar, Ish al-Shuhah and Hadiyah to the west.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kafr Ram had a population of 2,115 in the 2004 census.[2] As of 2015, the population was estimated to be roughly 4,000. Kafr Ram's inhabitants are predominantly Syriac Orthodox Christians.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Said, H. (2015-06-15). "Kafram: An Ancient Syriac Town Famous for Gorgeous Nature Charms". Syrian Arab News Agency. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  2. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)