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Safita
صا فيتا
Ceety
Owerview o Safita.
Safita is located in Syria
Safita
Safita
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 34°49′N 36°07′E / 34.817°N 36.117°E / 34.817; 36.117
Kintra Sirie
Govrenorate Tartus Govrenorate
Destrict Safita Destrict
Area code(s) 43
The Touer.

Safita (Arabic: صا فيتاṢāfītā) is a ceety in northwastren Sirie, locatit tae the sootheast o Tartus an tae the northwast o Krak des Chevaliers. The city has a population of 33,000. It's situated atop three hills an the valleys atween them, in the Sirie Coastal Muntain Range. Safita grew prominent durin the Crusades, an wis inhabitit bi the Knichts Templar o the castle Chastel Blanc, while a pairt o the Coonty o Tripoli.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes been inhabitit syne the times o the Phoenicies, an several airchaeological discoveries hae been made, includin Phoenicie an Canaanite settlements. In 1102, Raymond IV o Toulouse began tae take the land o the Banu Ammars Emirs o Tripoli. A fower-year siege on Tripoli resultit in full control o the ceety an mony lands surroondin it, includin Safita. Mamluk Sultan Baibars captured the castle in 1271.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Supplementary Business Paper for Council Meeting 11/05. 13 December 2005. Marrickville City Council. Retrieved on 1 July 2007.

Freemit airins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 34°49′N 36°07′E / 34.817°N 36.117°E / 34.817; 36.117

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