Tamana al-Ghab

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Tamana al-Ghab
تمانعة الغاب
Tamaanat al-Ghab
Tamana al-Ghab is located in Syria
Tamana al-Ghab
Tamana al-Ghab
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Al-Suqaylabiyah
Subdistrict Qalaat al-Madiq
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 2,696

Tamana al-Ghab (Arabic: تمانعة الغاب‎‎, also spelled Tamaanat al-Ghab) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. It is situated in the al-Ghab plain, east of the Orontes River. It is abutted by al-Ramlah to the north and Rasif to the south with other nearby localities including center Hurriya to the southeast, al-Huwash to the east, al-Amqiyah al-Tahta to the northeast, al-Ziyarah to the north, Nabl al-Khatib to the west and Shathah to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Tamana al-Ghab had a population of 2,696 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

According to some residents of Tamana al-Ghab, the village has been mostly abandoned in the summer of 2012 after attacks by the shabiha, a pro-government militia taking part in the ongoing Syrian civil war.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Holliday, Joseph. The Assad Regime: From Counterinsurgency to Civil War. Middle East Security Report 8. Institute for the Study of War. March 2013.
  3. Enders, David. Since Qubeir killings, Syrians fear rising violence between Sunnis, Alawites. McClatchy Newspapers. 2012-06-13.