Zamalka

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Zamalka
زملكا
Village
Zamalka is located in Syria
Zamalka
Zamalka
Coordinates: 33°31′31″N 36°21′10″E / 33.52528°N 36.35278°E / 33.52528; 36.35278
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiyah Arbin
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 44,661
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Zamalka (Arabic: زملكا‎) is a suburb of Damascus in Syria, located 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) east-northeast of Old Damascus. It is administratively a part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Nearby localities include Jobar and al-Qabun to west and northwest, Harasta and Arbin to north and northeast, Hamouriyah and Saqba to east, Kafr Batna to southeast, Ein Tarma to the south and Al-Maamouniye to southwest. The Aleppo - Damascus Highway is the districts boundary in the west, separating Zamalka from the Jobar municipality of Damascus.[1]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Zamalka had a population of 44,661 in the 2004 census.[2]

History[edit]

Zamalka was visited by Syrian geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13th-century, during Ayyubid rule. He noted that it was "a village of the Ghautah of Damascus. The Syrians often pronounce the name Zamluka."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zamalka/Damaskus - Wikimapia". Wikimapia. 
  2. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  3. ^ le Strange, 1890, p. 555.

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