Dweir Baabda

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Dweir Baabda

دوير بعبده
Veelage
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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
NahiyahAl-Qutailibiyah
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,529
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 mucklely 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 muckle 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. a b 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 Archived 2019-12-17 at the Wayback Machine. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  3. a b Batatu, 1999, p. 147.
  4. a b 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.