in As-Suwayda Governorate, Syria

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Location Summary
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: 03:44 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Asia/Damascus
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:34 am and 7:24 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Syria in Western Asia

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: 2021-05-12 08:23:00

Touring Shaqqā

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 03:44 AM (Thursday). 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: 25°C / 77 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 19%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 14 km/h (9 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 25% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Friday, 14th of May 2021

26°C (78 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 15th of May 2021

26°C (79 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 16th of May 2021

24°C (76 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh 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

Published: January 28, 2014
Length: 33:28 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: January 01, 2014
Length: 08:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: February 12, 2014
Length: 59:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: December 31, 2013
Length: 42:28 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: December 17, 2013
Length: 01:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: March 29, 2014
Length: 16:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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

Published: February 18, 2014
Length: 01:14 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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...

druze swaida الصيد في السويداء ...... BASHIR ALKHATIB 2

Published: January 21, 2009
Length: 03:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: بشير الخطيب

فيديو | تقرير فظيع لقناة أبخازيا الروسية عن التدمير الممنهج بالدبابات في سوريا

Published: March 28, 2014
Length: 51:43 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

Video | A horrible Report for Abkhazia Russian channel about the systematic destruction in Syria with tanks |

History Of Human Rights | تاريخ حقوق الإنسان

Published: February 20, 2014
Length: 22:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Insaan Rights Watch

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.

Located at 32.8972, 36.6972 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Roman towns and cities in Syria, Populated places in Shahba District, Roman sites in Syria, Archaeological sites in al-Suwayda Governorate, Towns in Syria

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Chakka, Shakka, Chaqqa, Shaqqah, Shaqqā, شقّا, Шакка