Location in Syria
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Kafr Hawr (Arabic: كفر حور; also spelled Kafr Hawar or Kafr Hur) is a Syrian village situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 2,957 in the 2004 census.
The village is built into the side of a hill near Mount Hermon, just north of modern-day Hinah, which was an ancient settlement mentioned by Ptolemy as being called Ina. It sits opposite a village called Beitima across a valley through which flows the River 'Arny.
There is a Roman temple in the area called Korsei el-Debb that is one of a group of Temples of Mount Hermon. Félicien de Saulcy suggested the temple was originally constructed entirely of white marble. A marble block was found featuring a dedication to a goddess called Hierapolis (also identified as Atargatis and Leukothea).
In 1838, Eli Smith noted Kafr Hawr as a predominantly Sunni Muslim village.