Qasr Abu Samrah

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Qasr Abu Samrah
قصر أبو سمرة
Qasr Abu Samrah is located in Syria
Qasr Abu Samrah
Qasr Abu Samrah
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama Governorate
District Hama
Subdistrict Suran
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 849
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Qasr Abu Samrah (Arabic: قصر أبو سمرة‎‎) is a village and archaeological site in Syria, administratively a part of the Hama District of the Hama Governorate, located 31 kilometers (19 mi) northeast of Hama city. Nearby localities include Zughba to the north, al-Tulaysiyah to northwest, al-Junaynah to the west, Fan al-Shamali and Qasr al-Makhram to the southwest, Duma to the southeast, and al-Hazim to the northeast.[2]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Qasr Abu Samrah had a population of 849 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.

Qasr Abu Samrah contains the ruins of a Byzantine-era tower and church, both of them not well-preserved. The church was built completely from basalt. One row of five columns, out of the original two, remains standing,large doorway of the structure.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. "Qasr Abu Samrah - Wikimapia". Wikimapia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Boulanger, 1966, p. 376.