Zara'a, Hama

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Zara'a

الزارة
Village
Zara'a is located in Syria
Zara'a
Zara'a
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°55′12″N 36°39′34″E / 34.92000°N 36.65944°E / 34.92000; 36.65944Coordinates: 34°55′12″N 36°39′34″E / 34.92000°N 36.65944°E / 34.92000; 36.65944
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictHama
SubdistrictHirbnafsah
Population
 (2004)
 • Total929
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC3041

Zara'a (Arabic: الزارة‎ also spelled Zara or Zarah) is a Syrian village located in the Hirbnafsah Subdistrict in Hama District. It is situated along the banks of the Orontes River. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Zara'a had a population of 929 in the 2004 census.[1] The village is mainly inhabited by Alawites.[2] Al-Nusra Front took control of the village on 12 May 2016. There were reports that Alawite families either fled or were killed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Al-Qaida, Hard-Line Rebels Seize Alawite Village in Syria". ABC News. 12 May 2016.