Shathah al-Tahta
شطحة التحتا

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 35°30′11″N 36°14′38″E / 35.503°N 36.244°E / 35.503; 36.244Coordinates: 35°30′11″N 36°14′38″E / 35.503°N 36.244°E / 35.503; 36.244
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Al-Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Shathah
Population (2004)[1]
  Total 8,076
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.[2]

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.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.


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