Al-Harmushiyah (Arabic: هرموشية, Harmoushieh) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate.[2] The town is located, on the Euphrates northwest of the city of Deir ez-Zor. It is across the Euphrates from the town of Al-Tabni.


Coordinates: 35°36′03″N 39°52′24″E
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor Governorate
DistrictDeir ez-Zor District
Elevation251 m (823 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

In 1961 Soviet geologists discovered very pure salt deposits near the town.[3][4]

During the Syrian Civil War, the town was occupied by ISIL until the SDF captured it on 4 October 2017.[5]


Al-Harmushiyah has a desert climate. What little rain falls, falls during the winter, about 150 mm (5.91 in) annually. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BWh. The average annual temperature in Al-Harmushiyah is 20.2 °C (68.4 °F).

Notes and references

  1. "Elevation of Harmushiyah,Syria Elevation Map, Topo, Contour". FloodMap.
  2. Geonames: Harmushiyah
  3. "Soviet technicians". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 1962. p. 45.
  4. "United Arab Republic (Syria)". Foreign Commerce Weekly. U.S. Commerce Department. 11 September 1961. p. 4.
  5. عاصفة الجزيرة [Al Jazeera News Summary] (in Arabic). 22 March 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
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