Ayn Shiqaq

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Ayn al-Shiqaq

عين شقاق
Toun
Ayn al-Shiqaq is locatit in Syria
Ayn al-Shiqaq
Ayn al-Shiqaq
Coordinates: 35°23′41″N 36°1′51″E / 35.39472°N 36.03083°E / 35.39472; 36.03083
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateLatakia Govrenorate
DestrictJableh Destrict
NahiyahAyn al-Shiqaq
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Tot4,125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ayn al-Shiqaq (Arabic: عين شقاق‎, spelt Ain al-Shiqaq an aw) is a toun in northwastren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Jableh Destrict in the Latakia Govrenorate, locatit sooth o Latakia. Nearbi localities include Zama tae the sootheast, al-Qassabin tae the sooth, Siyano tae the soothwast, Jableh tae the wast, Qardaha tae the northeast, al-Budi an Harf al-Musaytirah tae the east. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Ayn al-Shiqaq haed a population o 4,125 in the 2004 census. It is the admeenistrative centre o the Ayn al-Shiqaq nahiyah ("subdestrict") which contains 15 localities wi a total population o 16,031 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Ayn al-Shiqaq is the birthplace o notit Sirie poet Nadim Muhammad (1907-1994).[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Latakia Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Kedar, 2006, p. 32.

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kedar, Mordechai (2006). Asad in Search of Legitimacy: Message and Rhetoric in the Syrian Press Under Hafiz and Bashar. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 1845191854.