Deir Ful

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Deir Ful

دير فول

Derful
Dayr Foul
Дэр Фуль
Village
Deir Ful is located in Syria
Deir Ful
Deir Ful
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°55′27″N 36°50′32″E / 34.92417°N 36.84222°E / 34.92417; 36.84222Coordinates: 34°55′27″N 36°50′32″E / 34.92417°N 36.84222°E / 34.92417; 36.84222
Country Syria
GovernorateHoms
DistrictAl-Rastan
SubdistrictTalbiseh
Population
 (2004)
 • Total1,614
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Deir Ful (Arabic: دير فول‎, also spelled Derful) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located northeast of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Rastan to the west, al-Zaafaraniyah to the southwest, al-Mishirfeh and Ayn al-Niser to the south, Danibah and Khunayfis to the east, Izz al-Din to the northeast and Ghor al-Assi to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Deir Ful had a population of 1,614 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Circassians.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1878–1880 by Kumyk emigrants (muhajirs) from the Northern Caucasian Dagestan, settlements of Utamish, Bashlykent and Karabudaghkent, later joined by Kumyks from the Kumyk possession of the Russian Empire and many other Dagestan people.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ ""Северокавказская диаспора Сирии надеется на Россию" (Northern Caucasian diaspora in Syria hopes for Russian help)" (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-06-23.