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Duraykish (Arabic: دريكيش‎, also spelled Dreikiche) is a city in Syria, in the Tartus Governorate, at a distance of about 32 km east of Tartus. The name Dreikiche stems from Latin, and means "three caves". The town is famous for its mineral water springs located to the south of the city. The mineral water of the town is bottled and sold under the label "Dreikiche". Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[1]

Duraykish

دريكيش
Duraykish is located in Syria
Duraykish
Duraykish
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°53′49.02″N 36°08′04.61″E / 34.8969500°N 36.1346139°E / 34.8969500; 36.1346139Coordinates: 34°53′49.02″N 36°08′04.61″E / 34.8969500°N 36.1346139°E / 34.8969500; 36.1346139
Country Syria
GovernorateTartus Governorate
DistrictDuraykish District
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
(2004)
 • Total13,244

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.

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