Hawijah Fauqa

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Hawijah Fauqa
حويجة فوقا
Hawijah
Village
Hawijah Fauqa is located in Syria
Hawijah Fauqa
Hawijah Fauqa
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Qalaat al-Madiq
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,428
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3196

Hawijah Fauqa (Arabic: حويجة فوقا‎‎, also known as Hawijah) is a village in northern Syria located in the Qalaat al-Madiq Subdistrict of the al-Suqaylabiyah District in Hama Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Hawijah Fauqa had a population of 2,428 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

Prior to the Syrian Civil War which broke out in 2011-12, Hawijah's inhabitants derived most of their income from agriculture, particularly from tobacco and cotton. It was among the first towns in the Hama Governorate to hold anti-government demonstrations in 2011. Many of the inhabitants have as a result of the war and have become refugees in Lebanon.[2]

References

  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wood, Josh (2013-10-18). "Syrian farmers re-create their country village in Lebanese city". Al Jazeera America.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>