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Dweir Baabda
دوير بعبده
Veelage
Dweir Baabda is located 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
Govrenorate Latakia Govrenorate
Destrict Jableh Destrict
Nahiyah Al-Qutailibiyah
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Tot 2,529
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

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. (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

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