Hish, Syria


Location in Syria

Coordinates: 35°32′47″N 36°38′35″E / 35.54639°N 36.64306°E / 35.54639; 36.64306
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Maarrat al-Nu'man
Subdistrict Hish
Population (2004)
  Total 8,817
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Hish (Arabic: حيش, also spelled Heish or Heesh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Ma'arrat al-Numan District of the Idlib Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hish had a population of 8,817 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Hish Subdistrict, which contained 18 localities with a combined population of 41,231 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

Nearby localities include Kafr Nabl, Hass, Kafr Ruma and Maarrat al-Numan to the north, Babulin and al-Tah to the east, Kafr Sajnah to the west and Khan Shaykhun to the south. Hish was a small hamlet in the 1960s.[2]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. 1 2 Boulanger, 1966, p. 377.


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