Rablah

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Rablah
ربلة
Village
Rablah is located in Syria
Rablah
Rablah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°27′7″N 36°33′24″E / 34.45194°N 36.55667°E / 34.45194; 36.55667
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Al-Qusayr
Subdistrict Al-Qusayr
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,328
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Rablah (Arabic: ربلة‎; also spelled Rableh, Ribla or Ribleh) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located southwest of Homs. Just east of the border with Lebanon, nearby localities include al-Nizariyah to the southwest, Zita al-Gharbiyah to the northwest, al-Qusayr to the north, Zira'ah to the northeast and Hisyah to the east. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Rableh had a population of 5,328 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Catholics.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

It is considered to be the site of the ancient town of Riblah, whose tell is covered by a cemetery not far from the modern town.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 176.
  3. ^ Choufi, Firas. On the Frontline of the Battle for Syria’s Lebanese Villages. 2013-03-02.
  4. ^ "Updated List of Churches and Monasteries and Shrines Damaged in the Syrian Crisis (22 Dec 2013)". Byzantine Catholic Church in America. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  5. ^ Avraham Negev and Shimon Gibson (2001). Riblah. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New York and London: Continuum. p. 435. ISBN 0-8264-1316-1. 
  6. ^ Ferrell Jenkins (2 March 2009). "Riblah in the land of Hamath". Ferrell's Travel Blog. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 

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