Ras al-Ayn, Rif Dimashq Governorate

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Ras al-'Ayn

رأس العين
Ras al-'Ayn is located in Syria
Ras al-'Ayn
Ras al-'Ayn
Coordinates: 33°33′36″N 36°13′01″E / 33.56°N 36.217°E / 33.56; 36.217
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictYabroud District
(2004 census)[1]
 • Total2,754
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ras al-'Ayn (Arabic: رأس العين‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located southwest of Damascus. Nearby localities include Yabroud to the northeast, Ras al-Maara to the northwest, and Ma'loula to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 2,754 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]


  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. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 173.


  • Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.