Al-Nasirah, Syria

Al-Nasirah (Arabic: الناصرة‎, also spelled al-Nasreh) is a small Christian town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located west of Homs and just north of the border with Lebanon. Nearby localities include Habnamrah to the northwest, Marmarita and Ayn al-Bardah to the west, Zweitina to the southwest, al-Husn to the south, al-Huwash and al-Mazinah to the southeast, Shin to the east, Muqlus to the northeast, Hadeih and Mashta al-Helu to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Nasirah had a population of 835 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Nasirah nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of 20 localities with a collective population of 16,678 in 2004.[1] The subdistrict largely occupies an area known as Wadi al-Nasara ("Valley of the Christians.") The inhabitants of the town are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians.[2]



Al-Nasirah is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°47′16″N 36°17′9″E / 34.78778°N 36.28583°E / 34.78778; 36.28583Coordinates: 34°47′16″N 36°17′9″E / 34.78778°N 36.28583°E / 34.78778; 36.28583
Country Syria
 • Total835
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Lady of the Valley, located in Wadi al-Nasara, is one of the Marian shrines in the Middle East.


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 181.


  • Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.