Al-Hamah

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Al-Hamah
الهامة
Veelage
Al-Hamah is located in Syria
Al-Hamah
Al-Hamah
Coordinates: 33°33′29″N 36°13′20″E / 33.55806°N 36.22222°E / 33.55806; 36.22222
Kintra  Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict Qudsaya Destrict
Nahiyah Qudsaya
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 10,045
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Hamah (Arabic: الهامة‎, al-hāmah; spelt al-Hameh an aw) is a sma veelage in Sirie wast o Damascus on the Barada river. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, al-Hamah haed a population o 10,045 in the 2004 census.[1] The toun wis the target o repeatit raids an attacks bi the Israeli militar[2], especially prior tae the destruction o an early PLO trainin camp locatit on the toun's ootskirts. Ane o the mair notable attacks occurred durin the 1973 Arab-Israeli War; whare Israeli fechter jets attackit a pouer plant that wis in the middle o the toun, destroyin it completely an killin 87 fowk.

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