Deir al-Fardis

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Deir al-Fardis
دير الفرديس
Dayr al-Fureidis
Village
Deir al-Fardis is located in Syria
Deir al-Fardis
Deir al-Fardis
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Hirbnafsah
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,890

Deir al-Fardis (Arabic: دير الفرديس‎‎, also spelled Dayr al-Fureidis or Deir el-Ferdis) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, southwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Kafr Buhum to the northeast, Tumin and al-Rastan to the southeast and Houla to the southwest. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, it had a population of 5,890 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

During the Byzantine era, Deir al-Fardis's inhabitants was slow to convert to Christianity, eventually becoming Christian by the 540s.[3] In 1829, during the late Ottoman era, the village was part of the sanjak ("district") of Hama, and consisted of 25 feddans. It paid 2,640 qirsh in taxes to the treasury.[4]

References

  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 179.
  3. Trombley, 2001, p. 152.
  4. Douwes, 2000, p. 225.

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