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Mashqita (Arabic: مشقيتا) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia. Nearby localities include Ayn al-Bayda, Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the west, al-Bahluliyah to the east and Mushayrafet al-Samouk to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Mashqita had a population of 2,376 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.