in Damascus Governorate, Syria
- Damascus International Airport (15 mi)
- Kiryat Shmona Airport (45 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (51 mi)
- Ben Ya'akov Airport (55 mi)
- King Hussein Air College (80 mi)
- Haifa International Airport (87 mi)
- Amman-Marka International Airport (108 mi)
- Queen Alia International Airport (125 mi)
- Bassel Al-Assad International Airport (132 mi)
- Ben Gurion International Airport (132 mi)
- Ancient City of Damascus (Unesco heritage, 1 mi)
- Anjar (Unesco heritage, 26 mi)
- Baalbek (Unesco heritage, 35 mi)
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Unesco heritage, 53 mi)
- Byblos (Unesco heritage, 56 mi)
- Tyre (Unesco heritage, 65 mi)
- Ancient City of Bosra (Unesco heritage, 69 mi)
- Old City of Acre (Unesco heritage, 81 mi)
- Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din (Unesco heritage, 88 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 90 mi)
- 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: 05:49 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Damascus
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:14 am and 5:22 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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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: 2019-02-18 09:03:10
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 05:49 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 2 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.
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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarouja is a subdivision of Damascus, Syria.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
Sinan Pasha Mosque (Damascus)
The Sinan Pasha Mosque is an early Ottoman-era mosque in Damascus, Syria, located along Suq Sinaniyya Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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Timeline of Damascus history
The following is a timeline of the history of Damascus, Syria.
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.
These districts belong to Damascus.
- Abu Jarash
- Abu Rummanah
- Ad Dahadil
- Ad Dahdah
- Ad Daqqaq
- Ad Diwaniyah al Barraniyah
- Al `Adawi
- Al Amin
- Al Baramikah
- Al Fayha'
- Al Firdaws
- Al Hamidiyah
- Al Hammamat
- Al Haqlah
- Al Hijaz
- Al Hububi
- Al Ikhlas
- Al Jala'
- Al Jisr al Abyad
- Al Jurah
- Al Kharab
- Al Ma'muniyah
- Al Maliki
- Al Maydan
- Al Mazra`ah
- Al Mazzah
- Al Mazzah al Qadimah
- Al Mazzaz
- Al Muhajirin
- Al Mujtahid
- Al Qa`ah
- Al Qadam
- Al Qanawat
- Al Qaymariyah
- Al Qusur
- Al `Uqaybah
- Al Wahah
- Al Wahdah
- `Amarah Barraniyah
- `Amarah Juwwaniyah
- An Naqshabandi
- An Nidal
- An Nuzhah
- Ar Rawdah
- As Sayyidah `A'ishah
- As Suwayqah
- Ash Shaghur
- Ash Sharkasiyah
- Ash Shaykh Muhyi ad Din
- Ash Shaykh Sa`d
- Ash Shuhada'
- At Tadamun
- `Ayn al Kirsh
- Az Zablatani
- Az Zahirah
- Bab al Barid
- Bab al Jabiyah
- Bab as Salam
- Bab Masalla
- Bab Sarijah
- Bab Tuma
- Bahsah - Sinjaqdar
- Basatin ad Dahadil
- Bawwabat as Salihiyah
- Birkat Hattab
- Dimashq al Jadidah
- Dimashq al Qadimah
- Faris al Khuri
- Fillat Gharbiyah
- Fillat Sharqiyah
- Haql al Jisr
- Harat ad Diwaniyah
- Harat al Yahud
- Harat az Zaytun
- Hayy ad Diwaniyah
- Hayy al Ma`rid
- Hayy al Uzbakiyah
- Hayy Bustan al Quwwatli
- Jaddat as Salihiyah
- Junaynat al `Abd
- Kafr Susah
- Masakin Barzah
- Masjid al Aqsab
- Mawqi` al Qarim
- Mazzat Basatin
- Mi'dhanat ash Shahm
- Qabr `Atikah
- Rukn ad Din
- Shaghur al Barrani
- Shaghur Juwwani
These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Damascus.
- At Tayaminah
- Al Hurayqah
- Maydan Wastani
- Kafr Sousa
- Al Madaris
- Ibn `Asakir
- Al Mastabah
- Bab Misr
- Ar Rabwah
- Al Madinah al Jami`iyah
- Al Murabit
- Al Madinah al Jadidah
- Az Zuhur
- Al Ayyubiyah
- Bab Sharqi
- Al Falujah
- An Nasirah
- Al Istiqlal
- Asad ad Din
- Mukhayyam Jaramana
- An Naqb
- Al Karmal
- Al Jalil
- Al Mustafa
- Al Karamah
- Al `Assali
- Al Quds
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Damascus.
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