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Ma'arzaf is located in Syria
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Mahardah
Subdistrict Mahardah
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,175
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ma'arzaf (Arabic: معرزاف‎‎) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Asilah to the west, Mahardah to the north, Khitab to the east and Umm al-Tuyur to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kafr Zita had a population of 3,175 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2] Ma'arzaf contains the hamlet of al-Qubair, which came to global attention in 2012 as the site of the al-Qubair massacre.[3]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 180.
  3. "Syria UN team 'shot at' near Qubair 'massacre site'". BBC News. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>