Maarat Saidnaya

Maarat Saidnaya
معرة صيدنايا
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Al-Tall District
Nahiyah Saidnaya
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 3,084
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Maarat Saidnaya, or Maaret Saidnaya (Arabic: معرة صيدنايا) is a Syrian village in the Al-Tall District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Maarat Saidnaya had a population of 3,084 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Melkite Catholics.[2] The Mor Ephrem Monastery, consecrated in 1996, is the siege of a seminary and the residence of the patriarch.


  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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