Siyannu is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°21′55″N 36°0′10″E / 35.36528°N 36.00278°E / 35.36528; 36.00278
Country Syria
DistrictJableh District
 • Total4,784
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC3582

Siyannu (Arabic: سيانو) is a Syrian village in Jableh District in Latakia Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Siyannu had a population of 4,784 in the 2004 census.[1]


Siyannu, which was also known as Ušnatu,[2] was part of Ugarit, before having its independence and becoming a border region with Amrit during the reign of the Hittite King Muršili II.[3] Siyannu/Shianu,[4] led by King Adunu Baal, took part in the Battle of Qarqar against the invading Assyrians.[5]

Nahr as-Sinn was also called "Siyannu" which marked the southern borders of Ugarit.[6]


  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  2. ^ Wilfred G. E. Watson; Nicolas Wyatt (1999). Handbook of Ugaritic Studies. Brill. p. 662. ISBN 9789004109889.
  3. ^ Trevor Bryce (2009). The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia: From the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire. Taylor & Francis. p. 658. ISBN 9780415394857.
  4. ^ Lester L. Grabbe (2007). Ahab Agonistes: The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. p. 28. ISBN 9780567251718.
  5. ^ ""سيانو".. المملكة التي يعود نسل أهلها إلى سابع أبناء كنعان". (in Arabic). 4 October 2009.
  6. ^ The City of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra. Eisenbrauns. 2006. p. 9. ISBN 9781575060293.