Wadi al-Nasara

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Wadi al-Nasarah
وادي النصارى
Κοιλάδα των Χριστιανών
Wadi al-Nasarah is located in Syria
Wadi al-Nasarah
Wadi al-Nasarah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°46′N 36°16′E / 34.767°N 36.267°E / 34.767; 36.267
Country Syria
GovernorateHoms Governorate
DistrictTalkalakh District
Zweitina Village
Mashta Azar Village

Wadi al-Nasara (Arabic: وادي النصارى / ALA-LC: Wādī an-Naṣārá, Greek: Κοιλάδα των Χριστιανών, Koiláda ton Christianón, which both mean "Valley of Christians") is an area in western Syria, close to the Lebanese border and administratively belonging to the governorate of Homs.

Most people in the area are Greek Orthodox Christians. The majority of the valley's population comes originally from Lebanon's northern Christian villages. Their migration to the nearby valley in Syria began in the mid-19th century as a result of the Mount Lebanon Civil War.[1]

The area of Wadi-Al Nasara is ecclesiastically under the Archdiocese of Akkar, which has its seat in Cheikh Taba, Lebanon.[2] The current Greek-Orthodox Metropolitan of Akkar and Wadi al-Nasara and its dependencies (Safita and Tartus) is Mgr Basilius Mansour.[3]

Touristic Attractions[edit]

Wadi al-Nasara used to be a popular tourist site before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. Among its touristic attractions are the Saint George's Monastery located in the town of Al-Mishtaya, the Krak des Chevaliers Crusader castle located in the village of Al-Husn and the shrine of the Lady of the Valley in Al-Nasirah.

Villages in the valley[edit]

Notable people from the Valley of the Christians[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Akkar and Dependencies". Antioch Patriarchate.
  3. ^ "Peace Iftar for Syrian refugees". Reliefandreconciliation.org.
  4. ^ Pulera, Dominic (2004). Sharing the Dream: White Males in Multicultural America. p. 33. ISBN 9780826416438.
  5. ^ Paul Reinhard (25 July 1984). "Joe Atiyeh will wrestle for Syria to compete at 198 pounds the road to Los Angeles". The Morning Call.
  6. ^ "Mitch Daniels' Syrian Roots". Arabindianapolis.
  7. ^ Obituary of Adele Hendricks Abraham (1923-2019), aunt of Murray Abraham, where it is stated she, three of her sisters and her brother Fred Abraham were born in Myklos, in todays Syria. Obituary of Marion Abraham Unsell (1914-1998), aunt of Murray Abraham, who died in El Paso in 1988 where it says she was born in Myklos in today's Syria
  8. ^ "The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East". Antiochian.org.
  9. ^ Meisami, Julie Scott; Starkey, Paul (1998). Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature, Volume 2. p. 429. ISBN 9780415185721.
  10. ^ Obituary of Isbir Bashur (1896-1959). Terri Hatcher's grandfather was born in Safita, Syria
  11. ^ "The Alumni Record of the University of Illinois, Chicago Departments: Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Pharmacy". 1921. p. 117.
  12. ^ "Lebanese singer Elissa: I am against the Assad regime". Baladi News (in Arabic).
  13. ^ "نادين الراسي: أرفض أن تمارس ابنتي المساكنة.. وسأتفادى النقص في تجربتي السورية". Syrian News Station (in Arabic). 1 October 2014.

Coordinates: 34°46′N 36°16′E / 34.767°N 36.267°E / 34.767; 36.267