Qaldoun al-Marah

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Qaldoun al-Marah

قلدون المراح
Qaldoun al-Marah is located in Syria
Qaldoun al-Marah
Qaldoun al-Marah
Coordinates: 33°52′31″N 36°41′11″E / 33.87528°N 36.68639°E / 33.87528; 36.68639
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictAn-Nabek District
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total2,561
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Qaldoun al-Marah (Arabic: قلدون المراح‎, also called al-Mirah) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located on the northeast of Damascus, on the ancient caravan route to Homs and Aleppo, in the Qalamoun Mountains. Nearby localities include Yabroud, an-Nabek, al-Sahel and Deir Atiyah to the north, ar-Ruhaybah, Jayroud, al-Dumayr and al-Qutayfah to the south, and Ma'loula, Assal al-Ward and Hosh Arab to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Qaldoun al-Marah had a population of 2,561 in the 2004 census.[1]

It has a Syrian Turkmen population.[2]