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The Basilica o St. George in Izra
The Basilica o St. George in Izra
Izra is located in Syrie
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 32°51′N 36°14′E / 32.850°N 36.233°E / 32.850; 36.233
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateDaraa Govrenorate
DestrictIzra Destrict
600 m (2,000 ft)
 (2004 census)
 • Total19,158

Izra (Arabic: ازرعIzra') is a toun in Sirie, admeenistratively belangin tae Izra Destrict o the Daraa Govrenorate locatit north o Daraa. Izra' haes an altitude o 599 metres an haed a population o 19,158 in 2004, accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS).[1] The population is predominantly Christian.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1596 Izra' appeared in the Ottoman tax registers as Madinat Zura' an wis pairt o the nahiya o Badi Sarma in the Qada o Hauran. It haed a Christian population consistin o 175 hoosehaulds an 61 bachelors, an a Muslim population o 59 hoosehaulds an 30 bachelors. Taxes wur paid on wheat, baurley, goats an/or beehives, watter mill an jizya.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-20 at Archive.today. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Daraa Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 217.

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wolf-Dieter Hütteroth and Kamal Abdulfattah (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft.

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