Taladah

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Taladah
تلعادة
Village
Taladah is located in Syria
Taladah
Taladah
Coordinates: 36°10′17″N 36°39′55″E / 36.17139°N 36.66528°E / 36.17139; 36.66528
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Harem
Subdistrict al-Dana
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 5,599
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Taladah (Arabic: تلعادة‎ also spelled Tell Adah) is a village in Syria, administratively part of Idlib Governorate. Nearby localities include Turmanin to the southeast, al-Dana to the southwest and Darat Izza to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Talaadah had a population of 5,599 in 2004.[1]

Taladah contains a large Byzantine-era monastery celebrated until the Middle Ages. In 400 CE, St. Simeon Stylites started his ascetic career there. Taladah remained a relatively important Christian site following the Muslim conquest of Syria in the 630s. A Syriac inscription dating to 941 was discovered among the ruins. Taladah was captured by the Crusaders under Tancred in 1104.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-20 at Archive.is. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. Archived at [1]. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Boulanger, 1966, p. 405.

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