Tamana al-Ghab

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Tamana al-Ghab

تمانعة الغاب

Tamaanat al-Ghab
Tamana al-Ghab is located in Syria
Tamana al-Ghab
Tamana al-Ghab
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°32′6″N 36°19′3″E / 35.53500°N 36.31750°E / 35.53500; 36.31750Coordinates: 35°32′6″N 36°19′3″E / 35.53500°N 36.31750°E / 35.53500; 36.31750
Country Syria
SubdistrictQalaat al-Madiq
 • Total2,696

Tamana al-Ghab (Arabic: تمانعة الغاب‎, also spelled Tamaanat al-Ghab) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. It is situated in the al-Ghab plain, east of the Orontes River. It is abutted by al-Ramlah to the north and Rasif to the south with other nearby localities including center Hurriya to the southeast, al-Huwash to the east, al-Amqiyah al-Tahta to the northeast, al-Ziyarah to the north, Nabl al-Khatib to the west and Shathah to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Tamana al-Ghab had a population of 2,696 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

According to some residents of Tamana al-Ghab, the village has been mostly abandoned in the summer of 2012 after attacks by the shabiha, a pro-government militia taking part in the ongoing Syrian civil war.[3]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Holliday, Joseph. The Assad Regime: From Counterinsurgency to Civil War. Middle East Security Report 8. Institute for the Study of War. March 2013.
  3. ^ Enders, David. Since Qubeir killings, Syrians fear rising violence between Sunnis, Alawites Archived 2013-06-03 at the Wayback Machine. McClatchy Newspapers. 2012-06-13.