Marayan

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Marayan

مرعيان

Mir'ian
Town
Marayan is located in Syria
Marayan
Marayan
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°44′22″N 36°33′43″E / 35.73944°N 36.56194°E / 35.73944; 36.56194
Country Syria
GovernorateIdlib
DistrictAriha
SubdistrictIhsim
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,274
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Marayan (Arabic: مرعيان‎, also spelled Mir'ian) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Ariha District of the Idlib Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Marayan had a population of 2,274 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2] Nearby localities include Ihsim and Iblin to the south, Sarjah to the east, and al-Rami and Ariha to the north.

In the 1960s, Marayan was a small village containing a mosque and a spring. In the village's immediate vicinity are the ruins of Byzantine-era grottoes, which were being used as underground residences in the 1960s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ a b Boulanger, 1966, p. 411.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Boulanger, Robert (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette.