Nahr as-Sinn

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Nahr as-Sinn
Arabic: نهر السن
Physical characteristics
SourceSyrian Coastal Mountain Range
 ⁃ locationTartus Governorate, Syria
 ⁃ elevation11 m (36 ft)
Mouthsouth of Arab al-Mulk
Length6 km (3.7 mi)
Basin size44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
 ⁃ average13 m3/s (460 cu ft/s)

Nahr as-Sinn (Arabic: نهر السن‎) is a river in Syria which marks the borders between Tartus Governorate and Latakia Governorate.


In ancient times, the river was called "Siyannu" which marked the southern borders of Ugarit.[1]


Nahr as-Sinn rises in a plain area in Tartus Governorate and runs to the west to finally flow into the Mediterranean Sea south of Arab al-Mulk. Despite of its length which is only 6 kilometres (3.7 mi), it is considered the richest river in Syria.[2]


  1. ^ The City of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra. Eisenbrauns. 2006. p. 9. ISBN 9781575060293.
  2. ^ "هيدرولوجية حوض نهر السن وإدارة الموارد المائية فيه" (PDF) (in Arabic).

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Coordinates: 35°15′50.54″N 35°55′33.13″E / 35.2640389°N 35.9258694°E / 35.2640389; 35.9258694