Farikah

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Farikah
فريكة
Furaykah
Village
Farikah is located in Syria
Farikah
Farikah
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Al-Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Shathah
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,497

Farikah (Arabic: فريكة‎‎, also spelled Frikka, Freikeh or Furaykah) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located north of Hama. It is situated in the Ghab plain. Nearby localities include Shathah and Nabl al-Khatib to the south, al-Amqiyah Tahta and al-Ankawi to the east, al-Ziyarah to the northeast and Sirmaniyah to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Farikah had a population of 2,497 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

Government forces and rebels contested Farikah throughout July 2015.[3]

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