Amuda

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Amuda
عامودا
Amuda is located in Syria
Amuda
Amuda
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 37°06′15″N 40°55′48″E / 37.10417°N 40.93000°E / 37.10417; 40.93000
Country  Syria
Governorate Al Hasakah Governorate
District Al Qamishli District
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 26,821
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Amuda or Amoudah(Arabic: عامودا'Āmūdā, Kurdish: Amûdê) is a town in Al Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria. Amuda has a mostly Kurdish population with also a significant Assyrian presence.[1][2] On November 13, 1960, the town was the site of a tragedy in which more than 200 children died in a fire at a movie theatre.[3]

As of 20 July 2012, the area has come under the control of the Popular Protection Units (commonly known as YPG) in accordance with Assad intelligence.[4] According to Fawzi Shangal, the leader of the Kurdish Accord Party in Syria, the city fell without any major clashes as the forces of the Syrian government withdrew from the area.[5]

Historical Landmarks[edit]

  • Park of Amuda cinema
  • Sharmola hill
  • cemetery of Amuda
  • The Grand Mosque
  • Alarasa Market
  • Fatura Souq

Important Events[edit]

Population, Religion and Languages[edit]

Poets and writers[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Funny People[edit]

  • Abul Haj
  • Abu Jazya
  • Sharbalo
  • Ahmadeyi Deen
  • Khalfo
  • Khalfi Osi Sharo
  • Abu Babil
  • Katoni
  • Abdul Rahmani Garaza
  • Nihado
  • Bashiri Qalho

Musical Bands[edit]

  • Koma Barkhwadan
  • Koma Lat

The Cultural Influence of Amuda[edit]

Amuda is considered the center of the kurdish culutre in Syria. Most of nationalist ideas came from its people and it has a lot number of educated people and teachers in the area.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 37°06′15″N 40°55′48″E / 37.10417°N 40.93000°E / 37.10417; 40.93000