Kafr Halab

Kafr Halab
كفر حلب
Kafr Halab

Location of Kafr Halab in Syria

Coordinates: 36°03′52″N 36°52′15″E / 36.0644°N 36.8708°E / 36.0644; 36.8708Coordinates: 36°03′52″N 36°52′15″E / 36.0644°N 36.8708°E / 36.0644; 36.8708
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Atarib
Subdistrict Urum al-Kubrah
Population (2004)[1] 4,136
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kafr Halab (Arabic: كفر حلب, also spelled Kafar Halab) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Atarib District of the Aleppo Governorate, located southwest of Aleppo. Nearby localities include Zardana to the west, Kafr Nuran, al-Jinah and Ibbin Samaan to the northwest, Urum al-Sughra to the north, al-Bawabiya to the south and Maarrat al-Ikhwan and Taftanaz to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kafr Halab had a population of 4,136 in the 2004 census.[1]

Kafr Halab was visited by Syrian geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13th-century during Ayyubid rule. He described it as "a village belonging to Aleppo [Halab]."[2]

During the current Syrian uprising, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed three people in Kafr Halab were killed by unidentified assailants on 9 August 2012.[3]


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Urum al-Kubrah" (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.
  2. le Strange, 1890, p. 447.
  3. Syrian army launches ground operation in Aleppo. Xinhua. 2012-08-09.


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