Ghawr al-Assi

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Ghawr al-Assi
غور العاصي
Ghawr al-Assi is located in Syria
Ghawr al-Assi
Ghawr al-Assi
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Hama
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,033
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3010

Ghawr al-Assi (Arabic: غور العاصي‎‎) is a Syrian village located in the Hama Subdistrict of the Hama District in the Hama Governorate. It is situated along the road between Homs and Hama, being 20 kilometers south of the latter.[1] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ghawr al-Assi had a population of 2,033 in the 2004 census.[2] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[3]

Ghawr al-Assi is the largest village in the Orontes Valley Municipality, which also includes al-Alamein, Qubaybat al-Assi and smaller hamlets. The municipality was established in 2004. There are archaeological remains in Ghawr al-Assi, including old mills and water wheels (norias).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Overview of the Musa al-Hulah Municipality" (in Arabic). Information Directorate of the Hama Governorate. 2011-12-04.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "General Census of Population 2004".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Smith, 1841, p. 179.