Al-Hamraa

Al-Hamraa (Arabic: الحمراء, also spelled al-Hamra) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northeast of Hama. Nearby localities include Jubb al-Othman to the northeast, Abu al-Thuhur to the north, Fan al-Shamali to the west, Maar Shahhur to the southwest, Salamiyah to the south and Sabburah to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Hamraa had a population of 1,783 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and second largest locality of the al-Hamraa nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of 44 localities with a collective population of 32,604 in 2004.[1]

Al-Hamraa

الحمراء

Al-Hamra
Village
Al-Hamraa
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°18′56″N 37°5′14″E
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictHama
SubdistrictAl-Hamraa
Population
 (2004)
  Total1,783

In 1838 al-Hamraa was classified as a khirba ("temporal village") in the District of Salamiyah.[2] It is situated near the Qasr ibn Wardan palace.

References

  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 178.

Bibliography

  • Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.
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