Sebei, Syria

قرية سبة

View of Sebei

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 34°54′11.70″N 36°14′13.88″E / 34.9032500°N 36.2371889°E / 34.9032500; 36.2371889Coordinates: 34°54′11.70″N 36°14′13.88″E / 34.9032500°N 36.2371889°E / 34.9032500; 36.2371889
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
District Safita
Subdistrict Sebei
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2004)
  Total 3,061
Area code(s) 43

Sebei (Arabic: سبة, also spelled Sebbeh) is a small town in northwestern Syria, located 17 kilometers (11 mi) northeast of Safita in the Tartus Governorate. It is situated atop two hills and the valley between them, in the An-Nusayriyah Mountains, the Syrian coastal mountain range. Nearby localities Mashta al-Helu and al-Kafrun to the south, Duraykish to the west, Wadi al-Oyun to the northwest and Ayn al-Shams to the northeast.

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sebei had a population of 3,061 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Sebei subdistrict (nahiyah) which consisted of six localities with a collective population of 7,614.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly members of the Alawite community, mostly belonging to the Beit al-Khayat clan, part of the Khayyatin tribal confederation.[2]


  1. "Sebei nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  2. Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.

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