Deir Sharqi

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Deir Sharqi

دير شرقي

Dayr al-Sharqi
Village
Deir Sharqi is located in Syria
Deir Sharqi
Deir Sharqi
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°36′18″N 36°42′41″E / 35.60500°N 36.71139°E / 35.60500; 36.71139
Country Syria
GovernorateIdlib
DistrictMaarrat al-Nu'man
SubdistrictMaarrat al-Nu'man
Population
 (2004)
 • Total4,429
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Deir Sharqi (Arabic: دير شرقي‎, also spelled Dayr al-Sharqi) is a village administratively belonging to the Idlib Governorate in northwestern Syria. Nearby localities include the mantiqah ("district") center of Maarrat al-Nu'man to the northwest, Maar Shamshah to the north, Maar Shamarin and Talmanis to the northeast, Jirjinaz to the east, al-Tah to the south, Hish to the southwest and Basqala, Hass and Kafr Nabl to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Deir Sharqi had a population of 4,429 in the 2004 census.[1]

Deir Sharqi contains a Byzantine-era church dated to 361 CE. A notable mosaic was found in the building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  2. ^ Campbell, 1991, p. 29.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Campbell, Sheila Diana (1991). The Mosaics of Aphrodisias in Caria: The Corpus of Mosaic Pavements in Turkey 2. PIMS. ISBN 0888443676.