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Sitt Markhu
Sitmarkho is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°35′10″N 35°51′3″E / 35.58611°N 35.85083°E / 35.58611; 35.85083
Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Latakia
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,341
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sitmarkho (Arabic: ستمرخو‎‎, also spelled Sitt Markhu) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Kirsana and Mushayrafet al-Samouk to the north, Burj al-Qasab and Al-Qanjarah to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Sitmarkho had a population of 2,341 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.. 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.