Shathah

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Shathah
شطحة
Town
Shathah al-Tahta
شطحة التحتا
Shathah is located in Syria
Shathah
Shathah
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Al-Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Shathah
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 8,076
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Shathah (Arabic: شطحة التحتا‎‎, šaṭḥat at-taḥta) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Slinfah to the northwest, Nabl al-Khatib and Farikah to the north, al-Huwash to the northeast, Huwayjat al-Sallah to the southeast, Inab to the south and Ayn al-Tineh to the west.[2]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Shathah had a population of 8,076 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and largest town of the Shathah al-Tahta nahiyah ("subdistrict"), which consisted of 12 localities with a collective population of 25,273 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.

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