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Al-Busayrah (Arabic: البصيرة‎) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The town is located, at the confluence of the Euphrates and Khabur Rivers, southeast of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include Muhassan to the northwest and al-Asharah, Mayadin and Hajin to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Busayrah had a population of 6,199 in the 2004 census.[1] The town was known by its Latin name, Circesium, under the Roman Empire.

Al-Busayrah is the administrative center of Nahiya al-Busayrah of the Deir ez-Zor District.

During the Syrian Civil War, the city was part of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant until the Syrian Democratic Forces captured it on 12 November 2017, bringing it under the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.[2]

Climate

In Al-Busayrah, there is a desert climate. Most rain falls in the winter. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BWh. The average annual temperature in Al-Busayrah is 20.2 °C (68.4 °F). About 154 mm (6.06 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Al-Busayrah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
20.2
(68.4)
25.9
(78.6)
32.1
(89.8)
37.6
(99.7)
40.5
(104.9)
40.4
(104.7)
35.8
(96.4)
29.7
(85.5)
21.6
(70.9)
14.9
(58.8)
27.3
(81.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
3.9
(39.0)
7.0
(44.6)
11.6
(52.9)
16.7
(62.1)
21.5
(70.7)
24.4
(75.9)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
13.9
(57.0)
7.7
(45.9)
3.8
(38.8)
13.1
(55.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29
(1.1)
24
(0.9)
25
(1.0)
22
(0.9)
9
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
7
(0.3)
12
(0.5)
25
(1.0)
154
(6.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org, Climate data

References

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Deir al-Zor Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF captured Al Busayrah in Deir ez Zor region which is at the right side of the Khabour river". Liveuamap. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2019.