Al-Sarkha (Bakhah)

الصرخه أو بخعة
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Yabroud District
Nahiyah Yabroud
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 1,405
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Sarkha or Bakhah (Arabic: الصرخه أو بخعة) is a Syrian village in the Yabroud District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Sarkha had a population of 1,405 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims and Greek Orthodox Christians.[2] It is one of only three remaining villages where Western Aramaic is still spoken, the other two being Ma'loula and Jubb'adin.


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 172.


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