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Tremseh (Arabic: التريمسة‎, al-Turaymisah), or in various dialects Tremseh, Treimsa, Taramsah, Taramseh in the Hama Governorate in northern Syria. It is roughly 22 miles northwest of the central city of Hama.[1] Nearby localities include district center Mahardah and Shaizar to the east, Khunayzir to the southeast, Asilah to the south, Safsafiyah to the southwest, Asharnah and Tell Salhab to the west, al-Jalmah to the north and Kafr Hud to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Tremseh had a population of 6,926 in the 2004 census.[2] The town was reported to have a population of between 7,000 and 11,000.[3]



Tremseh is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°16′23″N 36°30′17″E / 35.27306°N 36.50472°E / 35.27306; 36.50472Coordinates: 35°16′23″N 36°30′17″E / 35.27306°N 36.50472°E / 35.27306; 36.50472
Country Syria
 • Total6,927
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

In 1838 Tremseh was classified as an abandoned village by scholar Eli Smith.[4]

Tremseh was the site where the Battle of Tremseh occurred in July 2012.[1][3] The residents Tremseh are mostly Sunni Muslims.[5]


  1. ^ a b MacFarquhar, Neil (14 July 2012). "New Details of a Battle Challenge Reports of a Syrian Massacre". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
  3. ^ a b "Assad troops burn houses in Syria town as calls for UN action grow". Arab News. AFP. 14 July 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 178.
  5. ^ Krause-Jackson, Flavia (13 July 2012). "Syria's Massacre Raises Calls for Action on Assad". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 July 2012.