Burj Islam

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Burj islam
برج اسلام
Village
Burj islam beach
Burj islam beach
Burj islam is located in Syria
Burj islam
Burj islam
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Latakia Governorate
District Latakia District
Nahiyah Ayn al-Bayda
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,652
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 41
Climate Csa

Burj Islam (Arabic: برج اسلام‎‎) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Salib al-Turkman to the north, al-Shabatliyah to the northeast, Ayn al-Bayda to the east and al-Shamiyah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 5,652 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims,[2] mostly of Turkmen origin.[3]

The village is a popular summer resort with a white rock beach.[4]

References

  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Balanche, Fabrice (2006). http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/06/30/97/PDF/Les_Alaouites_l_espace_et_le_pouvoir.pdf (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189. External link in |title= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Syria’s Turkmen Join the Fight. Al Akhbar. 2012-08-28.
  4. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1413352

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