Dweir Baabda

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Dweir Baabda

دوير بعبده
Dweir Baabda is locatit in Syria
Dweir Baabda
Dweir Baabda
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 35°33′50″N 36°6′0″E / 35.56389°N 36.10000°E / 35.56389; 36.10000
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateLatakia Govrenorate
DestrictJableh Destrict
700 m (2,300 ft)
 • Tot2,529
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Dweir Baabda (Arabic: دوير بعبده‎, Duwayr Ba'bda or Duweir Baabda) is a veelage in northwastren Sirie admeenistratively pairt o the Latakia Govrenorate, locatit sootheast o Latakia. It is situatit aff a seicontary road, at the summit o a muntain in the coastal Nusayriyah Range an haes an elevation o ower 700 metres abuin sea level.[1] Nearbi localities include Daliyah tae the east, Baabda tae the sooth, Baniyas tae the soothwast, Qurfays tae the wast, Jableh tae the northwast, al-Qassabin tae the north an Ayn al-Sharqiyah tae the northeast. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), Dweir Baabda haed a population o 2,529 in 2004.[2] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[3][4]

The ruins o a monastery datin to the Byzantine era is present in the veelage. Dweir Baabda is a landwart veelage whose inhabitants engage lairgely in agricultur, cultivatin tobacco, olives an apples. It serves as a centre o sorts for some o the neebourin localities, providin halth care an pharmaceutical services. It contains the anerlie major maw in the vicinity an aw. Schuils began bein built in Dweir Baabda in the 1920s.[1] In the 1960s Dweir Baabda wis describit as a "lairge veelage."[5] It currently spreads ower a lairge aurie.[6]

Salah Jadid, the late strangman o Sirie who wis owerthrown bi Hafez al-Assad in 1970, wis born in Dweir Baabda.[3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ali, Samar. Dweir Baabda: "Charm in the Shadows of Nature". E-Latakia. E-Syria. 2008-12-06.
  2. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Batatu, 1999, p. 147.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Seale, 1990, p. 63.
  5. Boulanger, 1966, p. 454.
  6. Lee, 2010, p. 137

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Hanna Batatu (1999). Syria's peasantry, the descendants of its lesser rural notables, and their politics (Illustrated ed.). Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691002541.
  • Boulanger, Robert, ed. (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette.
  • Lee, Jess (2010). Syria Handbook. Footprint Travel Guides. ISBN 1907263039.
  • Seale, Patrick (1990). Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520069763.