Ayn al-Shiqaq
عين شقاق
Ain al-Shiqaq
Ayn al-Shiqaq is located in Syria
Ayn al-Shiqaq
Ayn al-Shiqaq
Coordinates: 35°23′41″N 36°1′51″E / 35.39472°N 36.03083°E / 35.39472; 36.03083
Country Syria
SubdistrictAyn al-Shiqaq
 • Total4,125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ayn al-Shiqaq (Arabic: عين شقاق, also spelled Ain al-Shiqaq) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District in the Latakia Governorate, located south of Latakia. Nearby localities include Zama to the southeast, al-Qassabin to the south, Siyano to the southwest, Jableh to the west, Qardaha to the northeast, al-Budi and Harf al-Musaytirah to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Ayn al-Shiqaq had a population of 4,125 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Ayn al-Shiqaq nahiyah ("subdistrict") which contains 15 localities with a total population of 16,031 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants are predominantly Alawites. Ayn al-Shiqaq is the birthplace of noted Syrian poet Nadim Muhammad (1907-1994).[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Kedar, 2006, p. 32.


  • Kedar, Mordechai (2006). Asad in Search of Legitimacy: Message and Rhetoric in the Syrian Press Under Hafiz and Bashar. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 1845191854.