Al-Qutailibiyah is located in Syria
Coordinates: 35°17′20″N 36°0′55″E / 35.28889°N 36.01528°E / 35.28889; 36.01528
Country Syria
 • Total5,566
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Al-Qutailibiyah (Arabic: القطيلبية, also spelled Kotailabiyah or Qutelbyeh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District in the Latakia Governorate, located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Arab al-Mulk and Qurfays and Sarabion to the west, Jableh to the northwest, Siyano to the north, Ayn al-Sharqiyah to the northeast, Daliyah to the southeast and Dweir Baabda to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Qutailibiyah had a population of 5,566 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Qutailibiyah nahiyah ("subdistrict") which contained 32 localities with a total population of 32,582 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites from the Bani Ali (part of the Haddadin tribal confederation) and the Kharalis Ghuraba (part of the Kalbiyya confederation) clans.[2]

Many of al-Qutailibiyah's residents have connections with the country's security establishment, particularly in relation to Ali Douba, and a number of al-Qutailibiyah's businesses, especially wholesalers who sell their products to businesses in the vicinity of the al-Ghab plain, have benefited from these ties substantially.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ a b Balanche, Fabrice (2006). Les Alaouites l'espace et le pouvoir (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.