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For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation).
View of Damascus from a bank of Barada river.
Nickname(s): (Al-Fayhaa) The Fragrant City
Coordinates: 33°30?47?N 36°17?31?E? / ?33.51306°N 36.29194°E? / 33.51306; 36.29194
Governorates Damascus Governorate, Capital City
– Governor Bishr Al Sabban
– City 573 km2 (221.2 sq mi)
– Metro 1,200 km2 (463.3 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (1,969 ft)
Population (2007)
– City over 4 million
– Metro 6,500,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
– Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) Country code: 963, City code: 11
Damascus (Arabic: ?????, transliteration: Dimashq, also commonly known as ????? ash-Sham) is the capital and largest city of Syria. It is one of the the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and its current population is estimated at about 4,000,000. The city is a governorate by itself, and the capital of the governorate of Rif Dimashq ("Rural Damascus").
In Arabic, the city is called ???? ????? (Dimashq ash-Sham), although this is often shortened to either Dimashq or ash-Sham by the citizens of Damascus, of Syria and other Arab neighbors. Ash-Sham is an Arabic term for north and for Syria (Syria—particularly historical Greater Syria—is called Bilad ash-Sham—???? ?????, "land of the north"—in Arabic.) The etymology of the ancient name "Damascus" is uncertain, but it is suspected to be pre-Semitic. It is attested as Dimasqa in Akkadian, T-ms-?w in Egyptian, Dammasq (????) in Old Aramaic and Dammeseq (????) in Biblical Hebrew. The Akkadian spelling is the earliest attestation, found in the Amarna letters, from the 14th century BCE. Later Aramaic spellings of the name often include an intrusive resh (letter r), perhaps influenced by the root dr, meaning "dwelling". Thus, the Qumranic Darmeseq (?????), and Darmsuq (??????) in Syriac.
Ancient City of Damascus*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party Syria
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, vi
Region** Arab States
Inscription 1979 (3rd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
Excavations at Tell Ramad on the outskirts of the city have demonstrated that Damascus has been inhabited as early as 8,000 to 10,000 BC. It is due to this that Damascus is considered to be among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. However, Damascus is not documented as an important city until the coming of the Aramaeans, Semitic nomads who arrived from Mesopotamia. It is known that it was the Aramaeans who first established the water distribution system of Damascus by constructing canals and tunnels which maximized the efficiency of the Barada river. The same network was later improved by the Romans and the Umayyads, and still forms the basis of the water system of the old part of Damascus today. It was mentioned in Genesis 14 as existing at the time of the War of the Kings.
According to the 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in his twenty-one volume Antiquities of the Jews, Damascus (along with Trachonitis), was founded by Uz, the son of Aram. Elsewhere, he stated:
Nicolaus of Damascus, in the fourth book of his History, says thus: "Abraham reigned at Damascus, being a foreigner, who came with an army out of the land above Babylon, called the land of the Chaldeans: but, after a long time, he got him up, and removed from that country also, with his people, and went into the land then called the land of Canaan, but now the land of Judea, and this when his posterity were become a multitude; as to which posterity of his, we relate their history in another work. Now the name of Abraham is even still famous in the country of Damascus; and there is shown a village named from him, The Habitation of Abraham.
Damascus is designated as having been part of the ancient province of Amurru in the Hyksos Kingdom, from 1720 to 1570 BC. (MacMillan, pp. 30–31). Some of the earliest Egyptian records are from the 1350 BC Amarna letters, when Damascus-(called Dimasqu) was ruled by king Biryawaza. In 1100 BC, the city became the center of a powerful Aramaean state called Aram Damascus. The Kings of Aram Damascus were involved in many wars in the area against the Assyrians and the Israelites. One of the Kings, Ben-Hadad II, fought Shalmaneser III at the Battle of Qarqar. The ruins of the Aramean town most probably lie under the eastern part of the old walled city. After Tiglath-Pileser III captured and destroyed the city in 732 BC, it lost its independence for hundreds of years, and it fell to the Neo-Babylonian Empire of Nebuchadnezzar starting in 572 BC. The Baby
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