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Kafr Nabl

Kafr Nabl
Kafr Nabl
Location in Syria
Country Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Maarrat al-Nu'man
Subdistrict Kafr Nabl
Elevation 735 m (2,411 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 15,455

Kafr Nabl (Arabic: كفرنبل‎, also spelled Kafranbel or Kafr Nabil) is a town administratively belonging to the Idlib Governorate and Ma'arrat al-Numan District in northwestern Syria. It is situated 735 meters (2,411 ft) above sea level. In the 2004 census by the Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics Kafr Nabl had a population of 15,455.[1] Kafr Nabl is located on an ancient Byzantine dead city, and is surrounded by some of the most important Dead Cities, such as Serjilla, Shanshrah, and al-Bara.[2]

Kafr Nabl is Syria's largest producer of figs and a major producer of olives. About 3,700 hectares, or 778,000 trees are used for fig cultivation. Roughly 60% of the population are employed in the production and natural processing of the fruit. Farmers in Kafr Nabl usually dedicate around 80% of their cultivation time to the production of figs and 20% for olives.[3]

Since the Syrian civil war, the town has gained fame for producing satirical videos about the war.[4]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idleb Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Carter, 2008, p. 199.
  3. ^ Giuliani, 2007, p. 24.
  4. ^ Syria’s war: An unlikely band of brothers


  • Giuliani, Alessandra (2007), Developing Markets for Agrobiodiversity: Securing Livelihoods in Dryland Areas, Earthscan, ISBN  
  • Carter, Terry (2008), Syria and Lebanon, Lonely Planet, ISBN  

External links

  • Al-Ubeidu, Ahmed. Old Mosques in Kafr Nabl From Several Civilizations. E-Idleb. E-Syria. 2011-01-26. (Arabic)

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