Damascus
in Damascus Governorate, Syria

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
33.510 and 36.291 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 33° 30' 36" and E 36° 17' 28"
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: 11:26 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Damascus
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:01 am and 7:14 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Area
References
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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: 2019-08-21 07:24:13

Discover Damascus

Damascus in Damascus Governorate with it's 1,569,394 citizens is a place in Syria. It's the capital of this country.

Current time in Damascus is now 11:26 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 10 airports near Damascus, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Syria is Damascus International Airport in a distance of 15 mi (or 24 km), South-East. 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 Damascus in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), East. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Al Hajar al Aswad, Babila, Jaramana, Darayya and `Irbin. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 19%
Air Pressure 1011.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 22nd of August 2019

29°C (84 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 23rd of August 2019

31°C (88 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Sky is clear, clear sky.

Saturday, 24th of August 2019

32°C (90 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

FOUR SEASONS DAMASCUS

Address
0,3 mi
SHUKRI AL QUATLI STREET P
Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


SEMIRAMIS

Address
0,3 mi
VICTORIA BRIDGE
303 01 Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


QUEEN CENTRE ARJAAN BY ROTANA

Address
2,7 mi
OLD AIRPORT STREET MAZZEH QUEEN CENTER BUILDING
000 Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


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Rating: 4 of 5
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Published: February 14, 2011
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Rating: 5 of 5
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Siria, Damasco, Zamalka, Manifestación anti Bashar al Asad, Viernes de Resistencia 08/04/2011

Published: April 10, 2011
Length: 00:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
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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.

Damascus

Damascus, commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine, is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It borders Quneitra, Daraa and As-Suwayda to the south, Jordan to the east, Homs to the north, and Lebanon to the west. It is also the capital city of one of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant.

Located at 33.513, 36.292 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Damascus, Amarna letters locations, Ancient Greek sites in Syria, Archaeological sites in Syria, Capitals in Asia, Cities in Syria, Fertile Crescent, Populated places along the Silk Road, Seleucid Empire, Capitals of caliphates

Damascus University

The University of Damascus is the largest and oldest university in Syria, located in the capital Damascus and has campuses in other Syrian cities. It was founded in 1923 through the merger of the School of Medicine (established 1903) and the Institute of Law (established 1913), also making it the oldest university in modern-day Syria. Until 1958 it was named the Syrian University, but the name changed after the founding of the University of Aleppo.

Located at 33.5114, 36.2914 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1923, Damascus University, Buildings and structures in Damascus, 1923 establishments in Syria, Libraries in Syria

Al-Hamidiyah Souq

Al-Hamidiyah Souq is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. The souq starts at Al-Thawra street and ends at the Umayyad Mosque plaza. It was one of the treasures featured in Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by Dan Cruickshank.

Located at 33.5108, 36.3008 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Souqs in Damascus

Commercial Bank of Syria

The Commercial Bank of Syria is the largest commercial bank in Syria with its headquarters located in Damascus. The bank offers commercial banking services including long-term loans in Syrian pounds; armored car service; and collections services. The bank has dozens of branches and ATM's throughout Syria.

Located at 33.5161, 36.2944 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Banks of Syria, Banks established in 1967, Government-owned companies of Syria, Companies based in Damascus

Sarouja

Sarouja is a subdivision of Damascus, Syria.

Located at 33.5154, 36.2986 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighborhoods of Damascus

Faculty of Informatics of Damascus University

The Faculty of Informatics of Damascus University is the first faculty for computer science in Syria. It was established in 1999 as a part of Damascus University, and it awards bachelor's degrees after ten semesters of study, and master's degrees after an extra four semesters. Like most other faculties in Syrian public universities, study plans are fixed. Students can choose among three disciplines beginning from their 7th Semester, viz.

Located at 33.5106, 36.2825 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Damascus University, Buildings and structures in Damascus, 1999 establishments in Syria

Markaz Rif Dimashq

Markaz Rif Dimashq is a Syrian district administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq governorate. It is a group of municipalities around the City of Damascus (a separate governorate). At the 2004 Census it had a population of 837,804. It surrounds (but does not include) the City of Damascus. Markaz Rif Dimashq has no official administrative centre. With a population of 136,427 inhabitants, the town of Sayyidah Zaynab is the largest city of the district.

Located at 33.513, 36.292 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Markaz Rif Dimashq District

Bab al-Jabiyah

Bab al-Jabiya or the Gate of Jupiter is one of the eight ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. Bab al-Jabiya was the main entrance on the city's west side. The gate opens on Medhat Pasha Souq, which is the modern western half of the Street Called Straight, the Roman east-west artery, which still connects it to Bab Sharqi (the Roman "Gate of the Sun").

Located at 33.5081, 36.3017 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gates of Damascus

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus is a five-star hotel and part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons luxury hotels and resorts. It is located in the central district of neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. The hotel, financed by the Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, was opened in 2005 having been completed on time by local contractor Fouad Takla Company. It is located in Shukri Al Quatli Street.

Located at 33.5139, 36.2911 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hotels in Damascus, 2005 establishments in Syria

Marjeh Square

Marjeh Square, also known as "Martyrs' Square" (ساحة الشهداء / sāḥat ash-Shuhadā’) is a major square in downtown Damascus, Syria. The square was the central part of the city in the first half of the last century, before Damascus expanded further. Just outside of the old city, the square has came to play a vital integrative function as a geographic crossroads between the "old city," the colonial district, and the popular suburbs. The square houses the Syrian Ministry of Interior.

Located at 33.5128, 36.2981 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1890 establishments, Squares in Damascus

Sabaa Bahrat Square (Damascus)

Sabaa Bahrat Square is a large and important square in Damascus, Syria. Many important official buildings and ministries are located in the area including the Central Bank of Syria. Many important streets branch from there including Baghdad Street. It was first erected by French mandate authorities in 1925 in memory of a French captain called Decarpentry. The square had a small dome with seven fountains, and was called "Captain Decarpentry Square.

Located at 33.5206, 36.296 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures completed in 1925, Squares in Damascus

Sinan Pasha Mosque (Damascus)

The Sinan Pasha Mosque is an early Ottoman-era mosque in Damascus, Syria, located along Suq Sinaniyya Street.

Located at 33.5078, 36.3017 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Religious buildings completed in 1590, Ottoman architecture, Mosques in Damascus

Tekkiye Mosque

The Tekkiye Mosque is a mosque complex in Damascus, Syria, located on the banks of the Barada River. The complex is composed of a large mosque on the southwest side of a courtyard, flanked by a single line of arcaded cells, and a soup kitchen across the courtyard to the northwest, flanked by hospice buildings.

Located at 33.5125, 36.2914 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1550s architecture, Ottoman architecture, Mosques in Damascus, Mimar Sinan buildings

Al-Salimiyah Madrasa

Al-Salimiyah Madrasa is a madrasah in Damascus, Syria. The madrasa was built as a part of the Tekkiye Mosque complex in a separate building to the southeast of the complex. It was built by Selim II in 1566 and is composed of a single row of arcaded cells around a rectangular courtyard, aligned northeast-southwest, with a large domed classroom at the center of the southwest wing.

Located at 33.5125, 36.2922 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures completed in 1566, Ayyubid architecture, Madrasas in Damascus, 1566 establishments in Syria

Al-Salihiyah

Al-Salihiyah is a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. It lies to the north and northwest of the old walled city of Damascus about 2.4 kilometres from the Citadel at the foot of Mount Qasioun. The quarter is famous for its cemetery of holy men. It houses the Syrian Parliament building. It has also has the Hanabila Mosque.

Located at 33.5194, 36.2922 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighborhoods of Damascus

Yusuf al-Azma Square

Yusuf al-Azma Square, also called al-Muhafaza Square, is an important square in central Damascus, Syria. Named after the late minister of defense Yusuf al-Azma where his statue stands in the middle of the square. The municipality of Damascus is located on the square, along with other official and commercial buildings, including Cham Palace Hotel.

Located at 33.5163, 36.2951 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Squares in Damascus

Statue of Saladin

The Statue of Saladin is an oversize equestrian bronze statue depicting the Kurdish Ayyubid Sultan Saladin located in front of the Citadel of Damascus in Damascus, Syria. The statue, designed by Syrian sculptor Abdallah al-Sayed and erected at municipal expense, was unveiled by the late Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1993 to mark the 800th anniversary of Saladin's death.

Located at 33.5117, 36.3006 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Monuments in Damascus, 1992 sculptures, Bronze sculptures, Equestrian statues, Syrian art

Blue Tower Hotel

Blue Tower Hotel is a four-star hotel located on Hamra Street, Damascus, Syria. It has 59 rooms and one restaurant, one café and one bar. The hotel was opened in late 2007.

Located at 33.5203, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hotels in Damascus, 2007 establishments in Syria

Hejaz Railway Station

Hejaz Railway Station is a main railway station in central Damascus, Syria close to the Marjeh Square. It was built by the Ottomans between 1913 and 1917 as the northern terminus of the Hejaz railway. The railway was intended to ferry pilgrims to Medina and was designed by the Spanish architect Fernando de Aranda. The station's interior has a beautiful decorated ceiling.

Located at 33.5112, 36.2949 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ottoman architecture, Railway stations opened in 1908, Buildings and structures in Damascus, Rail transport in Syria

Al-Hariqa

Al-Hariqa is a neighborhood in Damascus, Syria. It lies inside the walls of the old city south of the Citadel of Damascus between the late-Ottoman-era markets of al-Hamidiyah Souq and Medhat Pasha Souq. The neighborhood was known as Sidi Amoud after a famous holy man who was buried there. It was called al-Hariqa (Conflagration) after the area was completely burned down in 1925 under French bombing in response to the Great Syrian Revolt. It is a commercial hub famous for its clothing markets.

Located at 33.5094, 36.3019 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighborhoods of Damascus

Yalbugha Mosque

The Yalbugha Mosque is a Mamluk-era mosque in Damascus, Syria, situated along the Barada River and overlooking Marjeh Square. It was built by Mamluk princes in 1264 outside the city walls west of the citadel. The mosque was described as one of the most famous, influential and beautiful mosques in Damascus. It served as a resting point before the departure of the Hajj caravan from Damascus.

Located at 33.5134, 36.2981 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1260s architecture, Buildings and structures demolished in 1975, Mosques in Damascus

Abu Rummaneh

Abu Rummaneh is an upscale neighborhood west of Damascus, Syria. The quarter is centered around the palm-tree-lined Abu Rummaneh boulevard, known officially as al-Jalaa Boulevard, named for the evacuation of French mandate troops from Syria. The neighborhood serves as Damascus' diplomatic quarter, also housing the Arab Cultural Center and the French Institute for Arab Studies (IFEAD).

Located at 33.5179, 36.2856 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighborhoods of Damascus, Streets in Damascus

Ba'ath Party (Syrian-dominated faction)

This article is about the pan-Arab Ba'ath Party, which controls the Syrian-led Ba'ath movement. For its branch which controls Syria, see Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party File:Logo of the Ba'ath Party.

Located at 33.5064, 36.2869 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Arab nationalist political parties, Arab socialist political parties, Ba'athist parties, Parties of single-party systems, History of the Middle East, Socialist parties in Syria, Socialist parties in Lebanon, Political parties in Iraq, Palestinian political parties, Political parties in Sudan, Political parties established in 1966, 1966 establishments in Syria

Timeline of Damascus history

The following is a timeline of the history of Damascus, Syria.

Located at 33.513, 36.292 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
City timelines, History of Damascus, Damascus

Qanawat (Damascus)

Qanawat is a quarted/district in the Syrian capital Damascus. It is located west of the walled city called Old Damascus. Its name goes back to the historic water canal raised up an arcade along Qanawat Street, and passing through the quarter from the west towards the Old City in the east. The headquarters of the Damascus Province Police is located at the neighburhood at Khaled bin al-Walid street . On July 2012, during the Syrian uprising, the Free Syrian Army Rebels attacked the compound.

Located at 33.5084, 36.2951 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighborhoods of Damascus

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Damascus.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Damascus.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Damascus.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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