Kawkab, Rif Dimashq

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Kawkab
كوكب
Village
Kawkab is located in Syria
Kawkab
Kawkab
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°22′51″N 36°10′55″E / 33.38083°N 36.18194°E / 33.38083; 36.18194Coordinates: 33°22′51″N 36°10′55″E / 33.38083°N 36.18194°E / 33.38083; 36.18194
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Qatana District
Nahiyah Qatana
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 1,188
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kawkab (Arabic: كوكب‎) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Kawkab means "planet" in Arabic. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kawkab had a population of 1,188 in the 2004 census.[1]

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On 30 September, 1918 Kawkab was the site of the World War I successful "Charge at Kaukab" of the Australian 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments directed against dug-in German and Ottoman remnants of the Seventh and Eighth Armies, joined by units from Damascus.

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