Khirbet al-Faras

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Khirbat al Faras
خربة الفرس
Panoramic View of the village of Khirbet al-Faras
Panoramic View of the village of Khirbet al-Faras
Khirbat al Faras is located in Syria
Khirbat al Faras
Khirbat al Faras
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°57′3.62″N 36°0′48.66″E / 34.9510056°N 36.0135167°E / 34.9510056; 36.0135167
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Tartus
Subdistrict Tartus
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,113
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 43

Khirbat Al Faras (Arabic: خربة الفرس‎‎) is a Syrian city administratively belonging to Tartus Governorate located in the Khawabi region, its distance from city of Tartus about 20 km. Khirbat Al Faras has an altitude of 300 meters and surrounded by two rivers. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Khirbet al-Faras had a population of 1,113 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites, although there is an Ismaili minority.[2]


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