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Khitab is located in Syria
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Hama
Population (2004)
 • Total 10,830

Khattab (Arabic: خطاب‎‎, also spelled Khutab is a Town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, northwest of Hama located near the Orontes River River. Nearby localities include Qamhana to the east, Shihat Hama to the southeast, Kafr al-Tun to the southwest, al-Majdal to the west, Mhardeh and Halfaya to the northwest and Taybat al-Imam to the northeast. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Khitab had a population of 10,830 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

In late 1829, during the Ottoman era, Khitab was part of the Sanjak (District) of Hama. It consisted of 55 feddan and paid 5,610 qirsh in taxes to the treasury.[3] In the 1930s about two-thirds of the village's lands were owned by the al-Azm family.[4] In 1838, Khitab was recorded as a Muslim village.[5]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. "Syria rebels rampage through Sunni village, killing 1". CBS News. Associated Press. 2014-07-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Douwes, 2000, pp. 224-225.
  4. The French Asian. 33-34. 1993: Committee of the French Asia. Page 134.
  5. Smith, 1841, p. 179.