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Al-Haffah is a town in northwestern Syria administratively belonging to the Latakia Governorate, located 33 kilometers east of Latakia. It is the centre of al-Haffah District, one of the four districts of the Latakia Goverorate. Located at an average height of 310 meters above sea level, al-Haffa's population was 4,298 in 2004 according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. Together with the surrounding villages in the al-Haffa subdistrict greater al-Haffa had a population of 23,347. The town's inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslim, about 90%, while Christians constitute about 10% of the population. The two communities have lived together in al-Haffah for centuries. The residents of al-Haffa are largely involved in agriculture. The town produces many types of fruits such as olive, fig, pomegranate, apple and pear. (via Freebase)