This article is about the town near Hama, Syria. For other places named Hamra, see Hamra.

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 35°18′56″N 37°5′14″E / 35.31556°N 37.08722°E / 35.31556; 37.08722
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Al-Hamraa
Population (2004)
  Total 1,783

Al-Hamraa (Arabic: الحمراء, also spelled al-Hamra) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northeast of Hama. Nearby localities include Jubb al-Othman to the northeast, Abu al-Thuhur to the north, Fan al-Shamali to the west, Maar Shahhur to the southwest, Salamiyah to the south and Sabburah to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Hamraa had a population of 1,783 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and second largest locality of the al-Hamraa nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of 44 localities with a collective population of 32,604 in 2004.[1]

In 1838 al-Hamraa was classified as a khirba ("temporal village") in the District of Salamiyah.[2] It is situated near the Qasr ibn Wardan palace.



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