Tell Dahab

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Tell Dahab
تل ذهب
Tal Dhahab
Tell Dahab is located in Syria
Tell Dahab
Tell Dahab
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°51′29″N 36°27′6″E / 34.85806°N 36.45167°E / 34.85806; 36.45167
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Taldou
Population (2004)
 • Total 12,055
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Tell Dahab (Arabic: تل ذهب‎, also spelled Tal Dhahab) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northwest of Homs. Nearby localities include Taldou and Kafr Laha, Maryamin and al-Taybah al-Gharbiyah to the southwest, Awj to the west, Aqrab to the northwest, Bisin to the north and Talaf to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Tell Dahab had a population of 12,055 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2][3]

An ancient church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus, built during the Byzantine era, is located in Tell Dahab.[4] During the late Ottoman era, in 1829, Tell Dahab consisted of 65 feddans and paid annual taxes of 6,930 qirsh.[5] It was a well-established village by the 19th-century and during the brief Egyptian, the local agha ("military commander") Abdullah Agha Tayfur invested in Tell Dahab.[6]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-07-29 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 179.
  3. ^ What happened in Houla?. Al Jazeera English. 2012-01-16.
  4. ^ O'Neill, 2010, p. 29.
  5. ^ Douwes, 2000, p. 225.
  6. ^ Douwes, 2000, p. 208.