Ayn al-Sharqiyah
عين الشرقية
Ain esh-Sharqiye
Ayn al-Sharqiyah is located in Syria
Ayn al-Sharqiyah
Ayn al-Sharqiyah
Coordinates: 35°19′55″N 36°5′55″E / 35.33194°N 36.09861°E / 35.33194; 36.09861
Country Syria
SubdistrictAyn al-Sharqiyah
 • Total2,359
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ayn al-Sharqiyah (Arabic: عين الشرقية, also spelled Ain esh-Sharqiye) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Jableh District in the Latakia Governorate, located southeast of Latakia. Nearby localities include Siyano to the northwest, Zama to the north, Ayn al-Kurum to the northeast, Beit Yashout to the east, Nahr al-Bared to the southeast, Daliyah to the south, Dweir Baabda, Baniyas and Arab al-Mulk to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Ayn al-Sharqiyah had a population of 2,359 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("sub-district") containing 22 localities which had a collective population of 16,800 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at archive.today. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.