Al-Bayda, Hama Governorate

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Al-Bayda
البيضا
Village
Al-Bayda is located in Syria
Al-Bayda
Al-Bayda
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Masyaf
Elevation 510 m (1,670 ft)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 1,173

Al-Bayda (Arabic: البيضا‎‎) is a village in northwestern Syria located west of Hama, 95 km (59 mi) southeast of the port city of Latakia, and 210 km (130 mi) north of Damascus. It is administratively part of the Hama Governorate. Nearby localities include Masyaf 2 kilometers to the north, al-Suwaydah to the southeast, Ayn Halaqim to the south, and Wadi al-Oyun to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Bayda had a population of 1,173 in the 2004 census.[1]

History

Al-Bayda was founded by Ibrahim Bolous Ghanemeh in about 1730. The town is home to the San Gawargeos church, which was built in 1814.

Demographics

Al-Bayda's inhabitants are almost exclusively Greek Orthodox under the patriarchate of Antioch.

Economy

Most of Al-Bayda's residents work in agriculture, tourism, or for the government.

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