|Shathah al-Tahta |
Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 35°30′11″N 36°14′38″E / 35.503°N 36.244°ECoordinates: 35°30′11″N 36°14′38″E / 35.503°N 36.244°E|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3 (UTC)|
Shathah (Arabic: شطحة التحتا, šaṭḥat at-taḥta) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Slinfah to the northwest, Nabl al-Khatib and Farikah to the north, al-Huwash to the northeast, Huwayjat al-Sallah to the southeast, Inab to the south and Ayn al-Tineh to the west.
According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Shathah had a population of 8,076 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and largest town of the Shathah al-Tahta nahiyah ("subdistrict"), which consisted of 12 localities with a collective population of 25,273 in 2004. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.