Ayn al-Niser (Arabic: عين النسر, also spelled Ain al-Nisr or Ayni-Nasir) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northeast of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Mishirfeh to the west, Ayn al-Dananir to the northwest, Izz al-Din to the north, al-Mukharram al-Fawqani to the east and Umm al-Amad to the southeast.
Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 34.841387°N 36.928139°E|
|Elevation||472 m (1,549 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (EEST)|
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ayn al-Niser had a population of 604 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and 11th largest locality of the Ayn al-Niser nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consists of 16 localities with a collective population of 30,267. The inhabitants of the village are ethnic Circassians from the Shapsugh, Kabardian and Bzhedug tribes.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
- Jaimoukha, Amjad. The Circassians of Syria: Opting for the Rightful Cause Circassian Voices. 2012-07-12.