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Hish, Syria

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Hish, Syria

Hish is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Maarrat al-Nu'man
Subdistrict Hish
Population (2004)
 • Total 8,817
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Hish (Arabic: حيش‎, also spelled Heish or Heesh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Ma'arrat al-Numan District of the Idlib Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hish had a population of 8,817 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Hish Subdistrict, which contained 18 localities with a combined population of 41,231 in 2004.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

Nearby localities include Kafr Nabl, Hass, Kafr Ruma and Maarrat al-Numan to the north, Babulin and al-Tah to the east, Kafr Sajnah to the west and Khan Shaykhun to the south. Hish was a small hamlet in the 1960s.[2]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ a b Boulanger, 1966, p. 377.


  • Boulanger, Robert (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette. 
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