Qastal Ma'af

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Qastal Ma'af
قسطل معاف
Qastal Ma'af is located in Syria
Qastal Ma'af
Qastal Ma'af
Coordinates: 35°49′29″N 35°57′6″E / 35.82472°N 35.95167°E / 35.82472; 35.95167
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Qastal Ma'af
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 585
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Qastal Ma'af (Arabic: قسطل معاف‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Kesab to the north, Mashqita and Ayn al-Bayda to the south and Rabia to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Qastal Ma'af had a population of 585 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Qastal Ma'af nahiyah ("subdistrict"), which consisted of 19 localities with a collective population of 16,784 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants of the town are predominantly Turkmen Sunni Muslim,[2] and the inhabitants of the surrounding villages and subdistrict are predominantly Alawites.[3]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.
  3. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 180.