Bel, Syria

This article is about the village in Aleppo Governorate. For the destroyed Ancient Roman temple in Palmyra, see Temple of Bel.

Location of Bel in Syria

Coordinates: 36°35′41″N 37°11′21″E / 36.5947°N 37.1892°E / 36.5947; 37.1892Coordinates: 36°35′41″N 37°11′21″E / 36.5947°N 37.1892°E / 36.5947; 37.1892
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Azaz
Subdistrict Sawran
Elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
Population (2004)[1] 563
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C1669

Bel (Arabic: البل, translit. al-Bil) is a village in northern Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Located halfway between Azaz and al-Rai, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the city of Aleppo and 7 km (4.3 mi) south of the border to the Turkish province of Kilis, the village administratively belongs to Nahiya Sawran in Azaz District. Nearby localities include Sawran 4 km (2.5 mi) to the southeast and Kafr Ghan 4 km (2.5 mi) to the north. In the 2004 census, Bel had a population of 563.[1]


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Sawran, Aleppo Governorate" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
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