|Governorate||Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Sahnaya (Arabic: صحنايا, also spelled Sihnaya) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus in the western Ghouta. Nearby localities include Ashrafiyat Sahnaya, Darayya, Muadamiyat al-Sham, Judaydat Artuz, Khan Danun and Al-Kiswah. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Sahnaya had a population of 13,993 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Sahnaya nahiyah consisting of two towns with a combined population of 44,512.
Geography and population
Sahnaya has a rural population and a hot climate. Most houses are simple; they are mostly made of rock. Because it is located in Damascus, one of the oldest cities in the world, it's quite worn down and austere in appearance. Its population is dominantly Muslim. However, it does have some churches.
- Burckhard, Johann Ludwig (1822). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land.