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Al-Sarkha (Bakhah)

Al-Sarkha
الصرخه - بخعة
ܒܟܥܐ - בכעא

Baẖҁa
Village
Al-Sarkha is located in Syria
Al-Sarkha
Al-Sarkha
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°53′4″N 36°33′46″E / 33.88444°N 36.56278°E / 33.88444; 36.56278
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Yabroud District
Nahiyah Yabroud
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,405
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Al-Sarkha, Bakhah or Baẖҁa (Arabic: الصرخه‎ or بخعة, Aramaic: ܒܟܥܐ‎ - בכעא)[2] is a Syrian village in the Yabroud District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Sarkha had a population of 1,405 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims and Greek Orthodox Christians.[3] It is one of only three remaining villages where Western Aramaic is still spoken, the other two being Maaloula and Jubb'adin.

References

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ [commons.wikimedia.org]
  3. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 172.

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