Al-Nasirah, Syria


Location in Syria

Coordinates: 34°47′16″N 36°17′9″E / 34.78778°N 36.28583°E / 34.78778; 36.28583Coordinates: 34°47′16″N 36°17′9″E / 34.78778°N 36.28583°E / 34.78778; 36.28583
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Talkalakh
Subdistrict Al-Nasirah
Population (2004)
  Total 835
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Al-Nasirah (Arabic: الناصرة, also spelled al-Nasreh) is a small Christian town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located west of Homs and just north of the border with Lebanon. Nearby localities include Habnamrah to the northwest, Marmarita and Ayn al-Bardah to the west, Zweitina to the southwest, al-Husn to the south, al-Huwash and al-Mazinah to the southeast, Shin to the east, Muqlus to the northeast, Hadeih and Mashta al-Helu to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Nasirah had a population of 835 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Nasirah nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of 20 localities with a collective population of 16,678 in 2004.[1] The subdistrict largely occupies an area known as Wadi al-Nasara ("Valley of the Christians.") The inhabitants of the town are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians.[2]



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