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|Elevation||340 m (1,120 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
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Armanaz (Arabic: أرمناز) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Idlib Governorate, located 20 kilometers northwest of Idlib near the Syrian-Turkish borders. Nearby localities include Salqin, Harem and Kafr Takharim to the north and Idlib, Ma'arrat Misrin and Saraqib to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Armanaz had a population of 10,296 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Aramanaz nahiyah consisting of twelve villages with a combined population of 27,267. Armanaz is well known for its glass-manufacturing industry. It's also famous for its olive groves, olive oil and pottery.
In 1098 the Muslim Seljuk ruler of Antioch, Yaghi-Siyan, was killed in Armanaz, then an estate of Maarrat Misrin, while escaping the city upon Antioch's capture by the Crusaders. During Ayyubid rule in the early 13th-century, Syrian geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi wrote that the village Armanaz was "an ancient and small town, distant from Halab (Aleppo) about 5 leagues. They make here pots and drinking-vessels, red in colour, and very sweet to smell."
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