Jdeidat Artouz

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Jdeidat Artouz

جديدة عرطوز
Town
Jdeidat Artouz is located in Syria
Jdeidat Artouz
Jdeidat Artouz
Coordinates: 33°26′N 36°10′E / 33.43°N 36.16°E / 33.43; 36.16
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
DistrictQatana
SubdistrictQatana
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total45,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Jdeidat Artouz (Arabic: جديدة عرطوز‎, also spelled Jdeidet Artouz) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Qatana to the west, Artouz to the south, Khan al-Shih to the southeast, and Darayya to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Jdeidat Artouz had a population of 45,000 in the 2004 census.[1] It has a mixed population of Christians, Druze, and Sunni Muslims. Christians and Druze primarily live in the southern district of Jdeidat Artouz al-Balad, while Sunnis primarily live in the northern district of Jdeidat al-Wadl.[2]

Climate[edit]

In Jdeidat Artouz, there is a local steppe climate. Rainfall is higher in winter than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BSk. The average annual temperature in Jdeidat Artouz is 16.8 °C (62.2 °F). About 242 mm (9.53 in) of precipitation falls annually. The driest month is June, with 0 mm of rain. In January, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 56 mm. August is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in August averages 26.0 °C. At 7.0 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year.

Climate data for Jdeidat Artouz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
13.6
(56.5)
17.2
(63.0)
22.2
(72.0)
27.9
(82.2)
32.6
(90.7)
34.6
(94.3)
35
(95)
31.4
(88.5)
26.7
(80.1)
19.7
(67.5)
14.1
(57.4)
23.9
(75.0)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
3
(37)
5.2
(41.4)
8.4
(47.1)
12.1
(53.8)
15.3
(59.5)
16.8
(62.2)
17.1
(62.8)
14.6
(58.3)
11.6
(52.9)
7.3
(45.1)
4.1
(39.4)
9.8
(49.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
44
(1.7)
29
(1.1)
14
(0.6)
9
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
9
(0.4)
30
(1.2)
50
(2.0)
242
(9.5)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "How a Damascus suburb turned into a killing zone".