Umm Haratayn, al-Suwayda

Umm Haratayn
أم حارتين
Umm Hartein
Umm Haratayn
Coordinates: 33°4′48″N 36°31′26″E / 33.08000°N 36.52389°E / 33.08000; 36.52389
Country  Syria
Governorate Suwayda
District Shahba
Subdistrict Sura al-Saghira
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 574
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Umm Haratayn (Arabic: أم حارتين, also spelled Umm Hartein) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located north of al-Suwayda. Nearby localities include al-Hirak, Khirbet Ghazaleh and Da'el to the west and Umm Walad and Bosra to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Umm Haratayn had a population of 574 in the 2004 census.[1]

Modern-day Umm Haratayn was established by Druze migrants led by the Halabi family between 1867 and 1883.[2] The village is the birthplace of Arab singer Samira Tewfik.[3]


  1. 1 2 "General Census of Population 2004.". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. Firro, Kais (1992). A History of the Druzes. 1. BRILL. p. 175. ISBN 9004094377.
  3. Swedenburg, Ted (2014-02-03). "Samira Tawfiq Sings to Jordan's Red Kufiya". Hawgblawg.
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