Muqlus

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Muqlus
مقلس
Mqlos
Village
View of Muklous from a distance
View of Muklous from a distance
Nickname(s): Mqlos, Muklous or Mukloss
Muqlus is located in Syria
Muqlus
Muqlus
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°49′49″N 36°20′52″E / 34.83028°N 36.34778°E / 34.83028; 36.34778
Country Syria
GovernorateHoms
DistrictTalkalakh
SubdistrictHawash
Settled1st century CE
Elevation800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total375
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Muqlus or Mqlos (Arabic: مقلس‎, also spelled Mqlos, Mukloss, Muklous or Muklis) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located about 40 kilometers west of Homs. It is situated in the Wadi al-Nasara ("Valley of Christians") north of Lebanon. Nearby localities include Hasour to the north, al-Nasirah to the southwest, Mazinah to the south, Shin to the southeast, Rabah to the east and Fahel to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Muklous had a population of 375 in the 2004 census.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Muklous is translated as "eye of the lion".

Demographics[edit]

Muklous had a population of 375 in 2004.[2] Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians and Alawites.[3] Expatriates from the village have settled in the Americas and Europe as well as the Persian Gulf region and Lebanon.

Economy[edit]

Muklous' industry is mainly agriculture, including apples, olives, figs, grapes, plums, peaches and pomegranates. The village also hosts a factory producing "select vinegar" from the ground fall apples that cannot be otherwise used.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.