Burj al-Qasab
برج القصب
Burj al-Qasab is located in Syria
Burj al-Qasab
Burj al-Qasab
Coordinates: 35°36′17″N 35°47′32″E / 35.60472°N 35.79222°E / 35.60472; 35.79222
Country Syria
GovernorateLatakia Governorate
DistrictLatakia District
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total4,902
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Burj al-Qasab (Arabic: برج القصب) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia close to Ras Ibn Hani. Nearby localities include Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the north, Kirsana to the northeast, Sitmarkho and al-Qanjarah to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Burj al-Qasab had a population of 4,902 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2] The ancient site of Ugarit sits on the tell east of the village.


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived March 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. 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.