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Mas'ade

Mas'ade
مسعدة
Mas'ade is located in the Golan Heights
Mas'ade
Mas'ade
The Golan on the map of Syria; Mas'ade on the map of the Golan.
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Country Golan Heights, (Internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel)
Israeli District North District
Israeli Subdistrict Golan
Syrian Governorate Quneitra Governorate
Syrian District Quneitra District

Mas'ade (Arabic: مسعدة, Hebrew: מַסְעַדֶה) is a Druze village in the northern Golan Heights. It covers an area of 11,985 dunams, and in 2006 had a population of 3,200. It was given the status of a local council in 1982. Its inhabitants are mostly Syrian citizens and have permanent residency in Israel.

Mas'ade is one of the four remaining Druze-Syrian communities on the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and on Mount Hermon, together with Majdal Shams, Ein Qiniyye and Buq'ata. Geographically a distinction is made between the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, the boundary being marked by the Sa'ar Stream; however, administratively usually they are being lumped together. Mas'ade and Buq'ata are on the Golan side of the boundary, characterised by black volcanic rock (basalt), while Majdal Shams and Ein Qiniyye are on the Hermon side, thus sitting on limestone.

Near Mas'ade are Lake Ram and Odem Forest.

Mas'ade is located at the intersection of Route 99, which leads west to Kiryat Shmona, and Route 98, which leads north to Mount Hermon and south to the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee/Lake Tiberias).

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