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Maryamin (Arabic: مريمين‎, also spelled Mariamein, Maryamayn, Mreimin Afrin or Maryamayn Afrin) is a village in northwestern Aleppo Governorate northwestern Syria. Administratively, the village belongs to Nahiya Afrin in Afrin District. Nearby localities include Jalbul to the south, Afrin to the west, Qatma to the north and A'zaz to the east. In the 2004 census, Maryamin had a population of 810.[1]

Maryamin

مريمين
Village
Maryamin is located in Syria
Maryamin
Maryamin
Location of Maryamin in Syria
Coordinates: 36°31′44″N 36°56′54″E / 36.5289°N 36.9483°E / 36.5289; 36.9483
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
DistrictAfrin
SubdistrictAfrin
Control Turkish-backed
Free Syrian Army
Elevation
549 m (1,801 ft)
Population
 (2004)[1]
810
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
GeocodeC1386

Maryamin was noted as "a celebrated village of Aleppo" by the 13th-century Syrian geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi.[2] On 10 March 2018, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captured the village from the Army of Revolutionaries, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Afrin" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.
  2. ^ Guy le Strange (1890). Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from A.D. 650 to 1500. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. p. 503.