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Rif Dimashq Governorate (Arabic: محافظة ريف دمشق Muḥāfaẓat Rīf Dimashq, literally, the \Governorate of the Countryside of Damascus\) is one of the 14 governorates of Syria. It is situated in the southwestern part of the country. It borders the governorates of Quneitra, Daraa and al-Suwayda (comprising the historic Hauran region) in the southwest, Homs in the north, Lebanon in the west and Jordan in the south. The Governorate completely surrounds the city-governorate of Damascus, which is home to the administrative headquarters of Rif Dimashq. It has an area of 18,032 km² and a population of 2,273,074 (2004 census).
Cities, towns & villages in Rif-dimashq
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DārayyāDarayya (Arabic: داريا‎‎) is a suburb of Damascus in Syria, the centre of Darayya lying 8 km (5.0 miles) south-west of the centre of Damascus. Administratively it belongs to Rif Dimashq. The city had a population of 78,763 as of 2005, making it the 19th largest city per geographical entity in Syria. Darayya has an altitude of 689 metres (2,260 feet). It is one of the oldest cities in Syria, reportedly the place where Paul the Apostle had his conversion (30s AD), \"on Damascus road\". Patriarch Gregory III Laham, the current leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church was born here on 15 December 1933 as Lutfy Laham. Show Dārayyāon the map
KanākirKanaker (Arabic: كناكر‎‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Sa'sa' to the west, Beit Saber to the northwest, Khan al-Shih to the north, Zakiyah, al-Taybah, Khan Dannun and al-Kiswah to the northeast, Deir Ali and Jubb al-Safa to the east, Ghabaghib to the southeast, Kafr Nasej and Deir al-Adas to the south and Jabah to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Kanaker had a population of 13,950 in the 2004 census, making it the largest locality in the nahiyah (\"subdistrict\") of Saasaa. Kanaker marks the western boundary of the Marj al-Suffar plain. Show Kanākiron the map
RankūsRankous or Rankus (Arabic: رنكوس‎‎) is a Syrian town and summer resort in the province's Damascus countryside (Rif Dimashq) located in Mount Qalamoun (anti-Lebanon) in Syria, 45 km from Damascus, with a total area of 22.277 km ², extends between 1650 and 2150 m. The climate of the town is cool in summer and cold in winter. The rate of rain and snow usually varies between 350 and 650 mm. The mountains surrounding the town are covered with snow in winter. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Rankous had a population of 7,717 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Rankūson the map
ŞaydnāyāSaidnaya (also transliterated Saydnaya or Sednaya from the Syriac: ܣܝܕܢܝܐ‎, Arabic: is a city located in the mountains, 1500 metres (0.938 miles) above sea level, 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of the city of Damascus in Syria. Though orthographically slightly variant with Arabic, the spelling is consistent with Syriac-Aramaic orthography (with no distinction between \"sin\" and \"sad\") of the name for \"Our Lady\" and refers, almost certainly to the Virgin Mary, a renowned icon of whom is revered in the city's main church by both Christians and Muslims to this day. The town is noted for the large number of (Western Neo-) Aramaic speakers, along with nearby Maaloula and a few smaller towns nearby. The Hellenistic-era name for the region centered in the Barada Valley was Abilene: the loc Show Şaydnāyāon the map
DoumaDouma (Arabic: دوما‎‎ Dūmā) is a city in Syria. Its centre is about 10 km (6 mi) north-east of the centre of Damascus. Being the centre of Rif Dimashq governorate (which completely surrounds the Damascus Governorate), the town is also the administrative centre of Douma District. During the Syrian Civil War, Douma has been a major flashpoint and had witnessed numerous demonstrations against the Syrian government and armed clashes against the Syrian Army and Security forces during the early stages of the conflict. Show Doumaon the map
YabrūdYabroud or Yabrud (Arabic: يبرود‎‎) is a city in Syria, located in the Rif Dimashq (i.e. Damascus' countryside) governorate about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the capital Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Yabroud had a population of 25,891 in the 2004 census. The city is known for its ancient caves, most notably the Iskafta cave (where, in 1930, a thirty-year-old German traveller and self-taught archeologist Alfred Rust made many important pre-historical findings), and the Yabroud temple, which was once Jupiter Yabroudis 's temple but later became \"Konstantin and Helena Cathedral\". Yabroud is home of the oldest church in Syria. The name Yabroud is said to have originated from an Aramaic word meaning \"cold\"; the city rests upon the Qalamun Mountains slop Show Yabrūdon the map
‘IrbīnArbin (Arabic: عربين‎‎; also spelled Irbin or Arbeen) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located just east of Jobar neighborhood of Damascus. Nearby localities include Kafr Batna and Saqba to the south, Zamalka and Ein Tarma to the southwest, and Douma to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Arbin had a population of 44,934 in the 2004 census. Arbin is one of the suggested locations for the ancient town of Riblah. Show ‘Irbīnon the map
BlūdānBloudan (Arabic: بلودان‎‎) is a Syrian village located 51 kilometers north-west of Damascus, in the Rif Dimashq Governorate; it has an altitude of about 1500 meters. In the 2004 census by the Central Bureau of Statistics it had a population of 3,101. The majority of the inhabitants are Greek Orthodox Christians, and a significant minority are Sunni Muslims and Protestants. Show Blūdānon the map
ManīnManin or Ain Manin (Arabic: منين‎‎) is a small town in southern Syria about 18 kilometers north of Damascus. Manin is a popular tourist site, surrounded by seven small mountains with the Manin valley between them. The Manin river flows from a mountain dubbed \"Al-Ain\" (Arabic : العين) and continues until it reaches the suburbs of Damascus. The town has an elevation of roughly 1,200 meters above sea level. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Manin had a population of 17,521 in the 2004 census. In the 1960s it was reported to be a relatively large village with 3,200 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Manīnon the map
Sūq Wādī BaradáAbila Lysaniou or Abila Lysaniae or Abila was an ancient city, on the Abana River and capital of ancient Abilene, Coele-Syria. The site is currently that of the village of Suk Wadi Barada (called Abil-es-Suk by early Arab geographers), circa 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Damascus, Syria. It has also been identified as the village of Abil just south of Homs in central Syria. The city's surname is derived from Lysanias, a governor of the region. Show Sūq Wādī Baradáon the map
Khān DannūnKhan Dannun (Arabic: خان دنون‎‎, also spelled Khan Danun, Khan Dunnun or Khan Dhul-Nun) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Located south of Damascus, nearby localities include al-Taybah to the west, Muqaylibah to the northwest, al-Kiswah 5 kilometers to the north and Khiyarat Dannun to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Khan Dannun had a population of 8,727 in the 2004 census. Show Khān Dannūnon the map
Bayt JinnBeit Jinn (Arabic: بيت جن‎‎) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus on the foothills of Mount Hermon. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Beit Jinn had a population of 2,846 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Bayt Jinnon the map
An NashābīyahAl-Nashabiyah (Arabic: also spelled ''Nashabieh) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located 19 kilometers east of Damascus city. Situated in the fertile Ghouta region, nearby localities include Beit Nayim and Outaya to the west, Marj al-Sultan to the southwest, al-Bilaliyah to the southeast, al-Qasimiyah and al-Jarba to the east, al-Bihariyah to the northeast, Adra to the north and Hawsh al-Dawahira and Hawsh Nasri to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Nashabiyah had a population of 11,053 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Nashabiyah nahiyah (\"subdistrict\") which consists of 22 localities with a collective population 76,814 in 2004. Show An Nashābīyahon the map
An NabkAn-Nabek or Al-Nabek (Arabic: النبك‎‎) is a Syrian city administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq and the capital of the Qalamoun. Located 81 kilometers (50 mi) north of Damascus and south of Homs. It has an altitude of 1255 meters. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), An-Nabek had a population of 32,548 in the 2004 census. The Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian (Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi) is located along the Anti-Lebanon Mountains near Nabek and dates back to at least the 6th century. Show An Nabkon the map
Bayt SābirBeit Saber (Arabic: بيت سابر‎‎; also spelled Beit Sabir) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located just southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Khan al-Shih to the northeast, Kafr Hawr and Beitima to the north, and Beit Jinn to the west, Harfa to the southwest and Sa'sa' to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Beit Saber had a population of 3,021 in the 2004 census. Show Bayt Sābiron the map
JayrūdJayrud (Arabic: جيرود‎‎; also spelled Jerud or Jayroud; ancient Geroda) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northeast of Damascus in the Qalamoun Mountains. Nearby localities include ar-Ruhaybah, al-Qutayfah and Muadamiyat al-Qalamoun to the southwest, Yabroud, an-Nabek and Deir Atiyah to the north and al-Qaryatayn to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Jayrud had a population of 24,219 in the 2004 census. The city is also the administrative center of the Jayrud nahiyah which consists of four towns and villages with a combined population of 31,821. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Jayrūdon the map
QaţanāQatana (Arabic: قطنا‎‎) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Qatana District of Rif Dimashq Governorate. Qatana has an altitude of 879 meters. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 33,996 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Qatana Subdistrict, which contained 20 localities with a collective population of 147,451 in 2004. Prior to the Syrian Civil War, during which there have been armed confrontations in Qatana, the city had a mixed population of Sunni Muslims (65%), Christians (20%) and Alawites (15%). The Alawites were relatively recent arrivals, who emigrated to the city during the 1970s. Show Qaţanāon the map
ZamalkāZamalka (Arabic: زملكا‎‎) is a suburb of Damascus in Syria, located 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) east-northeast of Old Damascus. It is administratively a part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Nearby localities include Jobar and al-Qabun to west and northwest, Harasta and Arbin to north and northeast, Hamouriyah and Saqba to east, Kafr Batna to southeast, Ein Tarma to the south and Al-Maamouniye to southwest. The Aleppo - Damascus Highway is the districts boundary in the west, separating Zamalka from the Jobar municipality of Damascus. Show Zamalkāon the map
SahnaiyaSahnaya (Arabic: صحنايا‎‎, lso spelled Sihnaya or Sehnaya) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus in the western Ghouta. Nearby localities include Ashrafiyat Sahnaya, Darayya, Muadamiyat al-Sham, Jdeidat Artouz, Khan Danun and Al-Kiswah. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Sahnaya had a population of 13,993 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Sahnaya nahiyah consisting of two towns with a combined population of 44,512. Sahnaya is one of the few towns in the Ghouta with a majority Druze community, along with Jaramana, Ashrafiyat Sahnaya and Deir Ali. Show Sahnaiyaon the map
Judaydat YābūsJdeidat Yabous (Arabic: جديدة يابوس‎‎; also spelled Jdeidet Yabous), previously known as Ainkania, is a village situated 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Damascus, Syria.According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 994 in the 2004 census. The village sits in the hills, on the border between Syria and Lebanon where a checkpoint is operated between the two countries. Weapons have been seized at the checkpoint, being smuggled from Lebanon concealed in the floor of a truck, to arm rebels in the Syrian civil war. There are seams of iron ore in the area. Show Judaydat Yābūson the map
Qabr as SittSayyidah Zaynab (Arabic: السيدة زينب‎‎; meaning \"Lady Zaynab\"), commonly known as Set Zaynab, is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria, 10 km (6 mi) south of Damascus, the national capital. With a population of 136,427 (2004 census), it is the 10th most populous city in Syria and the most populous satellite city of Damascus. Administratively, the town is located in Markaz Rif Dimashq district and belongs to the nahiyah (\"subdistrict\") of Babbila. The municipality of Sayyidah Zaynab is still considered as a rural community by the governorate of Rif Dimashq. Show Qabr as Sitton the map
AfrahEfra or Evra (Arabic: إفرة‎‎) is a small mountainous village in Qudsaya District, Syria. It is located 35 km from the city of Damascus and 10 km from Ain al-Fijah. Altitude is 1600 m. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,029 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.Efra experiences cold winters and mild summers. Inhabitants work mainly in agriculture. They produces various fruits like figs, apples, and cherries. The village used to be an ancient Roman summer resort due to its weather. Show Afrahon the map
‘Ayn TarmāEin Tarma (Arabic: عيـــن also spelled Ayn Tarma or Ain Terma, is a suburb of Damascus in Syria, located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) east of Old Damascus, just north of the Barada River, within an area called the Estern Ghouta. It is administratively a part of the Arbin subdistrict, in the Markaz district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Nearby localities include Jobar and Zamalka to the north, Hazeh to east, Kafr Batna to southeast, the Ain Terma Valley to south and Zablatani, Souq al-Hal and Al-Maamouniye to the west. Show ‘Ayn Tarmāon the map
ZabdīnZabdin (Arabic: زبدين‎‎; also spelled Zabadayn) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located just east of Damascus. Nearby localities include al-Malihah to the west, Shabaa to the south, Deir al-Asafir to the southeast, Harasta al-Qantarah and Marj al-Sultan to the east, Beit Nayim to the northeast and Jisrin and Saqba to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Zabdin had a population of 7,003 in the 2004 census. Show Zabdīnon the map
MedayaMadaya (Arabic: مضايا‎‎) is a small mountainous town in Syria, located at an altitude of around 1,300 metres (4,300 ft). It is a well known holiday resort. It is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Damascus in the Rif Dimashq Governorate and is home to Lake Barada. Madaya often is snow-top during the winter months especially on January and February. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Madaya had a population of 9,371 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Medayaon the map
Kafr ḨawarKafr Hawr (Arabic: كفر حور‎‎; also spelled Kafr Hawar or Kafr Hur) is a Syrian village situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 2,957 in the 2004 census. The village is built into the side of a hill near Mount Hermon, just north of modern day Hinah, which was an ancient settlement mentioned by Ptolemy as being called Ina. It sits opposite a village called Beitima across a valley through which flows the River 'Arny. Show Kafr Ḩawaron the map
Ashrafīyat ŞaḩnāyāAshrafiyat Sahnaya (Arabic: أشرفية صحنايا‎‎) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Darayya to the north, Sahnaya to the south, and al-Sabinah to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 30,519 in the 2004 census. Ashrafiyat Sahnaya is one of the few towns in the Ghouta with a majority Druze community, along with Jaramana, Sahnaya and Deir Ali. Show Ashrafīyat Şaḩnāyāon the map
QārahQara or Kara (Arabic: قارة) is a Syrian city in the An-Nabek District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. It is located between the Qalamoun Mountains and the Eastern Lebanon mountains range, 95 kilometres (59 mi) north of the capital Damascus on the road to the city of Homs. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Qara had a population of 12,508 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are mostly Sunni Muslims and Greek Orthodox and Catholic Christians. Show Qārahon the map
SiqbāSaqba (Arabic: سقبا‎‎; also spelled Sakba or Siqba) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, 7 km east of central Damascus. Nearby localities include Jisrin to the southeast, Kafr Batna to the southwest, Hizzah to the southwest and Hamouriyah and Beit Sawa to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Saqba had a population of 25,696 in the 2004 census. Show Siqbāon the map
Ma‘lūlāMa'loula, Maaloula, or Ma'lula (Aramaic: ܡܥܠܘܠܐ‎‎, Maʿlūlā; Arabic: معلولا‎‎ Maʿlūlā) is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. The town is located 56 km to the northeast of Damascus and built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 m. It is known as one of three remaining villages where Western Aramaic is still spoken, the other two being the nearby villages Jubb'adin and Al-Sarkha (Bakhah). Show Ma‘lūlāon the map
Dayr QānūnDeir Qanun (Arabic: دير قانون‎‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northwest of Damascus in the Wadi Barada. Nearby localities include Ain al-Fijah, Deir Muqaran, al-Dimas, Jdeidat al-Wadi, Kfeir al-Zayt and Basimah. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Deir Qanun had a population of 4,213 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Dayr Qānūnon the map
ḨalāHala (Arabic: حله‎‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northeast of Damascus in the Qalamoun Mountains. Nearby localities include Ma'loula and Yabroud to the northeast, Hosh Arab, Rankous and Assal al-Ward to the northeast and Jayroud and al-Qutayfah to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hala had a population of 3,921 in the 2004 census. Show Ḩalāon the map
BasīmahBasimah (Arabic: بسيمة‎‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northwest of Damascus in the Wadi Barada. Nearby localities include Ain al-Fijah, Deir Qanun, al-Dimas, Jdeidat al-Wadi, Deir Muqaran and Kfeir al-Zayt. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Basimah had a population of 2,812 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Basīmahon the map
Al KiswahAl-Kiswah (Arabic: الكسوة‎‎ Al Kiswah also spelled Kissoué/Kiswe) is a city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. It is located approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) south of Damascus. It was the location of the 1303 Battle of Marj al-Saffar, and the childhood home of Adnan Awad. Administratively, Al-Kiswah belongs to Markaz Rif Dimashq district. It is one of the largest towns of the district by terms of population. \n* Kiswe farms Show Al Kiswahon the map
Az ZabadānīAl-Zabadani or Az-Zabadani (Arabic: is a city and popular hill station in southwestern Syria in the Rif Dimashq Governorate, close to the border with Lebanon. It is located in the center of a green valley surrounded by high mountains at an elevation of around 1,100 m. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Zabadani had a population of 26,285 in the 2004 census. Show Az Zabadānīon the map
ḨammūrahHamouriyah (Arabic: also spelled Hamoryah, Hamouria, Hammurah or Hammuriya, is a city in Syria. It is administratively a part of the Arbin nahiyah, in the Markaz district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. The neighborhood is located about 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) east of Damascus city center, within an area called the Eastern Ghouta. It is located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) east of Zamalka. Show Ḩammūrahon the map
Ad DīmāsAl-Dimas (Arabic: also known as Ad-Dimas, is a town in Syria, located west of the capital city of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 14,574 in the 2004 census. Al-Dimas is the location where a Canadian peacekeeping aircraft crashed after being shot down by three Syrian surface-to-air missiles on August 9, 1974. Show Ad Dīmāson the map
JaramānāJaramana (Arabic: جرمانا‎‎) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in the Ghouta plain. Its location, 10 kilometers southeast of the Syrian capital, makes it a bustling town in the greater Damascus metropolitan area, with a mostly Christian and Druze population. Show Jaramānāon the map
RakhlahRakhlah (Arabic: رخلة‎‎; also spelled Rakhleh or Rakleh), previously known as Zenopolis, is a village situated 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of Damascus, Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 368 in the 2004 census. The population is predominantly Druze. Show Rakhlahon the map
‘Adrā'Adra (Arabic: عدرا‎‎) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northeast of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 20,559 in the 2004 census. The Hujr ibn Adi Mosque is located in the town. Show ‘Adrāon the map
Al MashrafahFlitah or Meshrefah (Arabic: فليطة أو مشرفة) is a Syrian village in the An-Nabek District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Flitah had a population of 6,475 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Al Mashrafahon the map
DarbulDarbal (Arabic: دربل‎‎, also spelled Drubal or Dirbul) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Darbal had a population of 2,049 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Druze. Show Darbulon the map
ḨarastāHarasta (Arabic: حرستا‎‎ Ḥarastā), also known as Harasta al-Basal, is a city and northeastern suburb of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Syria. Harasta has an altitude of 702 meters. It has a population of 38,184 as of 2007, making it the 43rd largest city per geographical entity in Syria. Show Ḩarastāon the map
Kafr BaţnāKafr Batna (Arabic: كفر بطنا‎‎, also spelled Kfar Batna and Kafar Batna) is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria and a suburb of Damascus. It is approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) east of the Bab Sharqi neighborhood. Kafr Batna had a population of 22,535 in 2004. Show Kafr Baţnāon the map
SirghāyāSerghaya or Sirghaya (Arabic سرغايا) is a small town located in the Damascus countryside in south west Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Serghaya had a population of 7,501 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Sirghāyāon the map
ḨalbūnHalboun or Halbun (Arabic: حلبون) is a Syrian village in the Al-Tall District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Halboun had a population of 6,521 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Ḩalbūnon the map
TalfītāTalfita (Arabic: تلفيتا) is a Syrian village in the Al-Tall District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Talfita had a population of 4,082 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Talfītāon the map
BaddāBadda (Arabic: بدا) is a Syrian village in the Al-Tall District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Badda had a population of 6,564 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Show Baddāon the map
ḨarfāHarfa (Arabic: حرفا‎‎) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Harfa had a population of 2,362 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Druze. Show Ḩarfāon the map
Mazra‘at Bayt JinnMazraat Beit Jen (Arabic: مزرعة بيت جن) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Mazraat Beit Jen had a population of 5,073 in the 2004 census. Show Mazra‘at Bayt Jinnon the map
Dayr MākirDeir Maker (Arabic: دير ماكر) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Deir Maker had a population of 3,228 in the 2004 census. Show Dayr Mākiron the map
BaytīmāBeitima (Arabic: بيتيما) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Beitima had a population of 3,366 in the 2004 census. Show Baytīmāon the map
Ya‘fūrYaafour (Arabic: يعفور) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Yaafour had a population of 4,638 in the 2004 census. Show Ya‘fūron the map
Ma‘darMaadar (Arabic: معدر) is a Syrian village in the Qudsaya District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Maadar had a population of 66 in the 2004 census. Show Ma‘daron the map
ḨīnahHinah (Arabic: حينة) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Hinah had a population of 1,524 in the 2004 census. Show Ḩīnahon the map
SakkāSakka or Saqqa (Arabic: سكا‎‎) is a village to the southeast of Damascus, on the edge of the Ghouta, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north west of Damascus International Airport in Syria. Show Sakkāon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Rif-dimashq
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Markaz Rif Dimashq DistrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq District (Arabic: منطقة مركز ريف دمشق‎, translit. manṭiqat Markaz Rif Dimašq‎) or Damascus Central Countryside District is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Markaz Rif Dimashq is located south of the Damascus Governorate covering the southeastern outskirts of metropolitan Damascus. With most administrative buildings being located in Damascus, the district has no official administrative centre. With a population of 136,427 inhabitants, the town of Sayyidah Zaynab however is the largest city of the district.Show on map
Muḩāfaz̧at Rīf DimashqRif Dimashq Governorate (Arabic: محافظة ريف دمشق‎‎ Moḥaafaẓat Reef Demashq, literally, the \"Governorate of the Countryside of Damascus\") is one of the 14 governorates of Syria. It is situated in the southwestern part of the country. It borders the governorates of Quneitra, Daraa and al-Suwayda (comprising the historic Hauran region) in the southwest, Homs in the north, Lebanon in the west and Jordan in the south.Show on map
Al-Zabadani Districtal-Zabadani District (Arabic: منطقة translit. manṭiqat al-Zabadani‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of al-Zabadani. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 63,780. Until February 2009, the sub-districts of Ayn al-Fijah and al-Dimas were part of Al-Zabadani District before being incorporated to form the newly established Qudsaya District. The town-resort of Bloudan in the al-Zabadani district is a favourite tourist destination for locals and foreigners.Show on map
Douma DistrictDouma District (Arabic: منطقة دوما‎, translit. manṭiqat Dūmā‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. The second largest district of Syria following Tadmur, it stretches from the northeastern outskirts of Metropolitan Damascus to the Jordanian border, covering large swaths of the sparsely inhabited Syrian Desert. Administrative centre is the city of Douma, located just some 10 km (6 mi) to the northeast of Damascus. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 433,719.Show on map
Al-Nabk Districtan-Nabek District (Arabic: منطقة النبك‎, translit. manṭiqat an-Nabek‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of an-Nabek. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 80,001. The area of the district is also known as Qalamoun (also transliterated as Qalamun, Qalamūn, Kalamon and Kalamoun).Show on map
Qatana DistrictQatana District (Arabic: منطقة قطنا‎, translit. manṭiqat Qatana‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. The district is located just to the east of Mount Hermon. Administrative centre is the city of Qatana. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 207,245.Show on map
Al-Qutayfah Districtal-Qutayfah District (Arabic: منطقة القطيفة‎, translit. manṭiqat al-Qutayfah‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of al-Qutayfah. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 119,283.Show on map
Darayya DistrictDarayya District (Arabic: منطقة داريا‎, translit. manṭiqat Dārayyā‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Darayya. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 260,961.Show on map
Al-Tall Districtal-Tall District (Arabic: منطقة التل‎, translit. manṭiqat al-Tall‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of al-Tall. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 115,937.Show on map
Yabrud DistrictYabroud District (Arabic: منطقة يبرود‎, translit. manṭiqat Yabrūd‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Yabroud. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 48,370.Show on map
Different buildings in Rif-dimashq
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Dayr Mār MūsáMar Musa or Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi (Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܪܡܪܝ ܡܘܫܐ ܟܘܫܝܐ‎ deiro d-mor mūše kūšoyo; Arabic: دير مار موسى الحبشي‎‎ / ALA-LC: dayr mār Mūsá al-Ḥabashī, literally \"the monastery of saint Moses the Abyssinian\") is a monastic community of the Syriac Catholic Church, situated near the town of Nabk, approximately 80 km (50 mi) north of Damascus, on the Eastern slopes of the Anti-Lebanon. The main church of the monastic compound hosts precious frescoes dating to the 11th and 12th century.Show on map
Damascus International AirportDamascus International Airport (Arabic, مطار دمشق الدولي) (IATA: DAM, ICAO: OSDI) is the international airport of Damascus, the capital of Syria. Inaugurated in the mid-1970s, it also is the country's busiest airport. In 2010, an estimated 5.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of more than 50% since 2004.Show on map
Mār SarkīsSeveral monasteries in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey are dedicated to Mar Sarkis and Bakhos (Saints Sergius and Bacchus, Arabic: مار سركيس و باخوس). These include: \n* Monastery of Mar Sarkis and Bakhos, Tourza North Lebanon|Mar Sarkis and Bakhos \n* Monastery of Mar Sarkis and Bakhos - Ras Al Nahr in Ehden, Lebanon. It belongs to the Lebanese Antonin Maronite Order since 1736. \n* Monastery of Mar Sarkis - Bsharri. It belonged since the 16th Century to the Carmelite Fathers. In 1931, It was acquired by the family of Khalil Gibran, the famous Lebanese writer, poet and painter as a burial place. In 1975, the Gibran National Committee transformed the Monastery into the Gibran Museum for the works of Gibran. \n* Monastery of Mar Sarkis, Maaloula, Syria. \n* Monastery of Little Hagia Sophia, IstaShow on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Rif-dimashq
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Nahr BarbarPharpar (or Pharphar in the Douay-Rheims Bible) is a biblical river in Syria. It is the less important of the two rivers of Damascus mentioned in the Book of Kings (2 Kings 5:12), now generally identified with the A`waj (i.e. crooked), though if the reference to Damascus be limited to the city, as in the Arabic version of the Old Testament, Pharpar would be the modern Taura. In the early Baedeker Guides it was identified as the Al-Sabirani, a fairly downstream tributary of the A`waj. The stream runs from west to east, flowing from Hermon south of Damascus, and like its companion Abana River travels across the plain of Damascus, which owes to them much of its fertility. The river loses itself in marshes, or Lakes of the Marj, as they are called, on the borders of the great Arabian desert.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Rif-dimashq
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Al GhūţahGhouta (Arabic: غوطة دمشق‎‎ / ALA-LC: Ghūṭat Dimashq) originally described the oasis formed by the Barada river around the site where Damascus, Syria, was founded. Starting in ancient times, canals dug by the inhabitants of Damascus irrigated land on either side of the Barada, increasing the size of the Ghouta to the south and east of the city. Separating the city from the dry grasslands bordering the Syrian Desert, the Ghouta has historically provided its inhabitants with a variety of cereals, vegetables and fruits.Show on map
Fawq SabnāSabnah (Arabic: سبنة) is a Syrian village in the Al-Tall District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sabnah had a population of 94 in the 2004 census.Show on map