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Al-Qusayr is a city in western Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate. It is located about 35 kilometers south of Homs and is situated in a mountainous area overlooking Syria's border with Lebanon which 15 kilometers to the southwest. Nearby localities include Rablah and Zira'a to the south, Jandar further to the east, Dabaa to the northeast, Arjoun to the northwest and Aqrabiyah to the west. Al-Qusayr has an altitude of 540 meters. A Muslim majority city with a significant Christian minority, al-Qusayr had a population of 29,818 in 2004 according to the Syrian census. In addition to being capital of the al-Qusayr District, it is also the administrative center of the al-Qusayr nahiyah which consisted of 60 localities with a collective population of 107,470 in 2004. (via Freebase)