Bustan al-Basha
بستان الباشا
Bustan al-Basha is located in Syria
Bustan al-Basha
Bustan al-Basha
Coordinates: 35°25′N 35°56′E / 35.417°N 35.933°E / 35.417; 35.933
Country Syria
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total1,603
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Bustan al-Basha (Arabic: بستان الباشا, also spelled Bistan al-Basha; translation: "the Governor's Garden") is a village located along the Mediterranean coastline in northern Syria, part of the Latakia Governorate. It is situated southeast of Latakia and west of Qardaha. In the 2004 census Bustan al-Basha had a population of 1,603.[1] Most of its inhabitants are Alawites and the village is home to the Makhlouf family who are related to the Assad family. According to Patrick Seale, Bustan al-Basha's residents were mostly aligned with Syrian Social Nationalist Party in the mid-20th-century.[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. ^ Seale, 1990, p.49.


  • Seale, Patrick (1990). Asad of Syria: The Struggle For the Middle East. University of California Press. ISBN 0520069765. Bustan Basha.