Ashrafiyat Sahnaya

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Ashrafiyat Sahnaya
أشرفية صحنايا
Ashrafiyat Sahnaya is located in Syria
Ashrafiyat Sahnaya
Ashrafiyat Sahnaya
Coordinates: 33°26′02″N 36°14′42″E / 33.434°N 36.245°E / 33.434; 36.245
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Darayya District
Nahiyah Sahnaya
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 30,519
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ashrafiyat Sahnaya (Arabic: أشرفية صحنايا‎‎) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Darayya to the north, Sahnaya to the south, and al-Sabinah to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 30,519 in the 2004 census.[1] Ashrafiyat Sahnaya is one of the few towns in the Ghouta with a majority Druze community, along with Jaramana, Sahnaya and Deir Ali.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Firro, Kais (1992). A History of the Druzes. 1. BRILL. p. 34. ISBN 9004094377.