Beit Yashout

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Beit Yashout
بيت ياشوط
Town
Beit Yashout is located in Syria
Beit Yashout
Beit Yashout
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Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Jableh District
Nahiyah Beit Yashout
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 6,115
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Beit Yashout (Arabic: بيت ياشوط‎‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District of the Latakia Governorate, and located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Sharqiyah to the west and al-Daliyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Beit Yashout had a population of 6,115 in the 2004 census.[1] The town is located in the An-Nusayriyah Mountains at an elevation of around 500 m (1,700 ft).

Beit Yashout is one of the settlements inhabited by the Alawite Hadadeen tribe, to which former first lady Aniseh Makhluf belonged.[2] However, the village was a traditional home of the Bani Ali clan, also Alawite.[3] Beit Yashout is the hometown of Muhammad al-Khuli, a prominent military official in Baathist governments in the 1960s and throughout former president Hafez al-Assad's time in office (1970-2000).[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Batatu, p. 224.
  3. Antoun, p. 60.
  4. Batatu, p. 219.

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