Hish, Syria

Hish (Arabic: حيش, also spelled Heish or Heesh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Ma'arrat al-Numan District of the Idlib Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hish had a population of 8,817 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Hish Subdistrict, which contained 18 localities with a combined population of 41,231 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]


Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°32′47″N 36°38′35″E
Country Syria
DistrictMaarrat al-Nu'man
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Nearby localities include Kafr Nabl, Hass, Kafr Ruma and Maarrat al-Numan to the north, Babulin and al-Tah to the east, Kafr Sajnah to the west and Khan Shaykhun to the south. Hish was a small hamlet in the 1960s.[2]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Boulanger, 1966, p. 377.


  • Boulanger, Robert (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette.
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