Al-Hamidiyah

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Al Hamidiyah
الحميدية
Al-Hamidiyah is located in Syria
Al Hamidiyah
Al Hamidiyah
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 34°43′N 35°56′E / 34.717°N 35.933°E / 34.717; 35.933
Country Sirie
Govrenorate Tartus Govrenorate
Destrict Tartus Destrict
Population (2008)
 • Total 8,000 est.
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Al Hamidiyah (Arabic: الحميدية‎) is a toun on the coastal Sirie line aboot 3km frae the Lebanese border. The toun wis foondit in a vera short time on direct orders frae the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II circa 1897, tae serve as refuge for the Muslim Cretans, Greek Muslims an Cretan Turks, who wur forcit tae leave Crete when the island stop being a pairt o the Ottoman Empire. The toun is hame tae aboot 8.000 fowk, wi the majority still speakin Cretan Greek in their daily lives.

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