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Suran is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°17′34″N 36°44′45″E / 35.29278°N 36.74583°E / 35.29278; 36.74583Coordinates: 35°17′34″N 36°44′45″E / 35.29278°N 36.74583°E / 35.29278; 36.74583
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama District
Subdistrict Suran Nahiyah
Population (2007)
 • Total 32,724
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Suran (Arabic: صوران‎‎, Ṣūrān) is a Syrian city administratively belonging to the Hama Governorate. It has a population of 32,724 as of 2007, which makes Suran the 56th largest area per geographical entity in Syria. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[1] Suran's inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslim Arabs, although in the early 20th-century they, along with the inhabitants of nearby Kafr Zita, were still proud of their Mawali origins.[2] The Mawali were non-Arab Muslim nomadic tribes who dominated the desert regions of northern Syria for centuries before being forced out to the vicinity of Hama and Aleppo in the 18th-century by the Annizah, a Bedouin tribal confederation from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 178.
  2. ^ Comité de l'Asie française, 1933, p. 131.
  3. ^ Nelles Guide, 1999, p. 22.