Mas'ade

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Mas'ade

مسعدة
מסעדה
Town
Location of Mas'ade
Mas'ade is located in the Golan Heights
Mas'ade
Mas'ade
The Golan on the map of Syria; Mas'ade on the map of the Golan.
Mas'ade is located in Syria
Mas'ade
Mas'ade
Mas'ade (Syria)
Coordinates: 33°13′59″N 35°45′27″E / 33.23306°N 35.75750°E / 33.23306; 35.75750Coordinates: 33°13′59″N 35°45′27″E / 33.23306°N 35.75750°E / 33.23306; 35.75750
CountryGolan Heights, internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel
Israeli DistrictNorthern District
Israeli SubdistrictGolan
Syrian GovernorateQuneitra Governorate
Syrian DistrictQuneitra District
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,650

Mas'ade (Arabic: مسعدة‎, Hebrew: מַסְעַדֶה) is a Druze village in the northern Golan Heights. It covers an area of 11,985 dunams (11.985 km2; 4.627 sq mi), and in 2018 had a population of 3,650. It was given the status of a local council in 1982. Its inhabitants are mostly Syrian citizens and have permanent residency in Israel. Since the adoption of the 1981 Golan Heights Law, Mas'ade is under Israeli civil law, and incorporated into the Israeli system of local councils.

Mas'ade is one of the four remaining Druze-Syrian communities on the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and on Mount Hermon, together with Majdal Shams, Ein Qiniyye and Buq'ata. Geographically a distinction is made between the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, the boundary being marked by the Sa'ar Stream; however, administratively usually they are being lumped together. Mas'ade and Buq'ata are on the Golan side of the boundary, characterised by black volcanic rock (basalt), while Majdal Shams and Ein Qiniyye are on the Hermon side, thus sitting on limestone.

Near Mas'ade are Lake Ram and Odem Forest.

Mas'ade is located at the intersection of Route 99, which leads west to Kiryat Shmona, and Route 98, which leads north to Mount Hermon and south to the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee/Lake Tiberias).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.