Al-Kiswah

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Al-Kiswah
الكسوة
Kiswe
Al-Kiswe town center
Al-Kiswe town center
Al-Kiswah is located in Syria
Al-Kiswah
Al-Kiswah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°21′N 36°14′E / 33.350°N 36.233°E / 33.350; 36.233Coordinates: 33°21′N 36°14′E / 33.350°N 36.233°E / 33.350; 36.233
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiyah Al-Kiswah
Elevation 720 m (2,360 ft)
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 43,456

Al-Kiswah (Arabic: الكسوةAl Kiswah also spelled Kiswe) is a city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. It is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Damascus. It was the location of the 1303 Battle of Marj al-Saffar, and the childhood home of Adnan Awad.

Administratively, Al-Kiswah belongs to Markaz Rif Dimashq district. It is one of the largest towns of the district by terms of population.

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