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Tell Salhab
تل سلحب
Tal Selhab
Toun
Tell Salhab is located in Syria
Tell Salhab
Tell Salhab
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 35°15′39″N 36°22′56″E / 35.26083°N 36.38222°E / 35.26083; 36.38222
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Hama Govrenorate
Destrict Al-Suqaylabiyah Destrict
Nahiyah Tell Salhab
Population (2004)
 • Total 15,454

Tell Salhab (Arabic: تل سلحب‎, spelt Tal Selhab an aw) is a toun in northren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Hama Govrenorate, locatit 48 kilometres (30 mi) northwast o Hama. It is situatit on the soothren edge o the Ghab plain an bi the wastren bank o the Orontes River.[1] Nearbi localities include Nahr al-Bared, Asharnah an al-Suqaylabiyah tae the north, Deir Shamil an Deir Mama to the south, Tremseh, Mhardeh an Halfaya tae the east. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Tell Salhab haed a population o 15,454 in the 2004 census. It is the centre o a nahiyah ("subdestrict") an aw, pairt o the Al-Suqaylabiyah Destrict, consistin o 18 localities an wi a combined population o 38,783 in 2004.[2] In the early 1960s its population wis aroond 700. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[3]

In 1978 a 5,200 square metres (56,000 sq ft) sugar refinery wis built in Tell Salhab at a cost o $50 million. The refinery complex boastit a sugar beet silo, a washin plant, pulp presses an dryers, an a watter reservoir.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "لمحة موجزة عـن مدينة تــــــل سلحــــــب" (in Arabic). محافظة حماة. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Hama Govrenorate. (Arabic)
  3. Boulanger, Robert (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette. p. 452. 
  4. "Salhab sugar refinery nears completion". Middle East Economic Digest 22. 1978. p. 43.