Ma'an, Syria

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Ma'an
معان
Village
Ma'an is located in Syria
Ma'an
Ma'an
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Suran
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,561
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ma'an (Arabic: معان‎‎, also spelled Maan) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located north of Hama. Nearby localities include Suran to the southwest, Murik to the northwest, al-Tamaanah to the north, Atshan to the northeast, Tuleisa to the east, Fan al-Shamali to the southeast and Kawkab to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Ma'an had a population of 1,561 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

In late December 2012, during the Syrian civil war, Islamist rebel fighters from the al-Nusra Front took over large parts of the village as part of a wider offensive in the Hama Governorate. During the battle, 11 rebels and 20 Syrian Army soldiers were killed.[2] It was the site of the Maan massacre in 2014.[3]

References

  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jihadists take large part of Syria Alawite village: activists. The Daily Star. Originally published by Agence France-Presse. 2012-12-24.
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20140217171727/http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sgsm15639.doc.htm. Archived from the original on February 17, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>