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Nisaf is located in Syria
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Awj
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,048
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nisaf (Arabic: نيصاف‎‎, also spelled Nasaf) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located west of Hama. Nearby localities include Kafr Kamrah to the southeast, Baarin and Taunah to the east, al-Bayyadiyah to the northeast, al-Suwaydah to the north and Ayn Halaqim to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Nisaf had a population of 4,048 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2] The local governing council for Nisaf was established in 1977 and it became a village council in 1999.[3]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 180.
  3. لمحة موجزة عن الوحدة الإدارية في قرية نيصاف. موقع محافظة حماة (in Arabic). محافظة حماة. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>