in As-Suwayda Governorate, Syria
- Ancient City of Bosra (Unesco heritage, 29 mi)
- Ancient City of Damascus (Unesco heritage, 48 mi)
- Anjar (Unesco heritage, 72 mi)
- Quseir Amra (Unesco heritage, 76 mi)
- Baalbek (Unesco heritage, 82 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 90 mi)
- Tyre (Unesco heritage, 91 mi)
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Unesco heritage, 100 mi)
- Byblos (Unesco heritage, 104 mi)
- Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) (Unesco heritage, 107 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 32.898 and 36.697 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 32° 53' 51" and E 36° 41' 47"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Pound - SYP
- Spoken languages:
- Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, French, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 01:17 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Damascus
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:42 am and 5:52 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 5,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Syria.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Syria. Last Update: 2019-10-22 07:22:38
Shaqqā in As-Suwayda Governorate is a town located in Syria about 48 mi (or 78 km) south-east of Damascus, the country's capital place.
Time in Shaqqā is now 01:17 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Shaqqā, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Syria is Damascus International Airport in a distance of 37 mi (or 60 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Syria is Ancient City of Bosra in a distance of 29 mi (or 47 km), South-West.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Shahba, Al Mushannaf, As Surah as Saghirah, `Ariqah and As Suwayda'. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 74 °F
|Morning Temperature||11°C / 52 °F|
|Evening Temperature||19°C / 66 °F|
|Night Temperature||18°C / 65 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1012 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Scattered clouds, covering 37% of sky|
|General Conditions||Scattered clouds|
Wednesday, 23rd of October 2019
25°C (78 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, few clouds.
Thursday, 24th of October 2019
22°C (71 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 25th of October 2019
21°C (69 °F)
13°C (56 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.
حلب | كرم الطحان :: صور لـ انتشال طفل من تحت الأنقاض | retrieving an alive child
Aleppo | Karm El Tahhan :: January 28th , 2014 | " Images for people retrieving an alive child from under the rubble due to regime MIG warplanes launching many airstrikes at the city today "
كلمة الناشطة الحقوقية رزان زيتونة قبل اختطافها بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لحقوق الانسان
Syria | The human rights activist "Razan Zeitouneh" from The besieged city of Duma , Rural Damascus. This word was recorded days before her abduction by armed groups to be broadcasted in the...
درعا | طفس : صور لـ انتشال ضحايا قصف الطيران الحربي اليوم 12-2-2014
Daraa | Tafas :: February 12th , 2014 | " Images for mass destruction , retrieval of victims from under the rubble due to an airstrike at the city today "
سوريا | صورة من معاناة يومية لأطفال سوريا | حماة كفرنبودة
One picture from the Syrian people sufferings done by Assad regime | " Am Image From the daily suffering of the Syrian people children: A story of a young girl from the village of Kafrnboodeh...
مدينة الباب سقوط شهداء وجرحى جراء قصف الطيران المروحي على المدينة 17 12 2013
Aleppo | Al Bab :: December 17th , 2013 | " Images for people killed due to shelling with TNT barrels at the city today"
Syrian women raise their voices | أصوات نساء سوريات
United Nations, 22 January 2014 - Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13 January 2014 in Geneva, to appeal...
درعا | المزيريب :: صور لـ مجزرة مروعة نتيجة استهداف البلدة بالبراميل المتفجرة 18-2-2014
Daraa | Al Mzeireeb :: February 18th , 2014 | " 19 people documented killed and tens wounded including children and women were reported due to warplanes shelling at a school in the town and...
فيديو | تقرير فظيع لقناة أبخازيا الروسية عن التدمير الممنهج بالدبابات في سوريا
Video | A horrible Report for Abkhazia Russian channel about the systematic destruction in Syria with tanks |
History Of Human Rights | تاريخ حقوق الإنسان
Short educational video about the history of "Human Rights" and how it actually started from Iran(Persia) thousands of Years ago.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Shaqqa or Shakka a Syrian town in As Suwayda Governorate in Southern Syria. It is located 7 kilometres east of Shahba. Nowadays it is a town with about 8,000 inhabitants, in the northern fringes of Jabal el Druze volcanic plateau at 1070 metres above sea level. Shaqqa enjoyed some significance in Roman and Byzantine times in the province of Arabia, when it was known as Maximianopolis.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Shaqqā.
- Al Mushannaf
- As Surah as Saghirah
- As Suwayda'
- Al Mazra`ah
- Al Qurayya
- Al Harak
- Busra ash Sham
- Al Musayfirah
- Al Jizah
- Al Ghariyah
- Khirbat Ghazalah
- Ash Shaykh Miskin
- As Sanamayn
- Al Ghizlaniyah
- Harran al `Awamid
- Umm al Qittayn
- Sama as Sirhan
- Dayr al Kahf
- Al Kiswah
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Chakka, Shakka, Chaqqa, Shaqqah, Shaqqā, شقّا, Шакка