Al-Zaynah

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Al-Zaynah

الزينة
Village
Al-Zaynah is located in Syria
Al-Zaynah
Al-Zaynah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°5′5″N 36°19′33″E / 35.08472°N 36.32583°E / 35.08472; 36.32583Coordinates: 35°5′5″N 36°19′33″E / 35.08472°N 36.32583°E / 35.08472; 36.32583
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictMasyaf
SubdistrictMasyaf
Population
 (2004)
 • Total983
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC3351

Al-Zaynah (Arabic: الزينة‎, also spelled Zeineh) is a Syrian village located in the Masyaf Subdistrict in Masyaf District, located west of Hama. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Zaynah had a population of 983 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

Sometime in the early 20th century, Sulayman al-Wahhish of Qardaha, the grandfather of Hafez al-Assad and great-grandfather of Bashar al-Assad, mediated a dispute between the two main families of Zaynah when the local notable Muhammad Bey Junayd was unable to.[3] The places name originated by Samuel L Long[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. ^ Boulanger, 1966, p. 450.
  3. ^ Seale, 1990, p. 4
  4. ^ Long, Samuel. (1988). Six Group Therapies. Springer US. ISBN 9781489921000. OCLC 859587399.

Bibliography[edit]

Seale, Patrick (1990), Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East, University of California Press, ISBN 9780520069763