Coordinates: 35°09′20″N 40°25′33″E / 35.15556°N 40.42583°E / 35.15556; 40.42583
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Deir ez-Zor District
Nahiyah Al-Busayrah
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 6,199
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Busayrah (Arabic: البصيرة) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The town is located, at the confluence of the Euphrates and Khabur Rivers, southeast of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include Muhassan to the northwest and al-Asharah, Mayadin and Hajin to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Busayrah had a population of 6,199 in the 2004 census.[1] The town was known by its Latin name, Circesium, under the Romans.

Al-Busayrah is the administrative center of Nahiya al-Busayrah of the Deir ez-Zor District.


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