Serghaya

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Serghaya
سرغايا
Sirghaya
Town
Serghaya is located in Syria
Serghaya
Serghaya
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°47′N 36°8′E / 33.783°N 36.133°E / 33.783; 36.133
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Al-Zabadani District
Nahiyah Serghaya
Elevation 1,446 m (4,744 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 7,501
Area code(s) 11
Climate Csb

Serghaya or Sirghaya (Arabic سرغايا) is a small town located in the Damascus countryside in south west Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Serghaya had a population of 7,501 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

Geography[edit]

It is 60 km (37 mi) from Damascus and 1,446 m (4,744 ft) above sea level. It is at the foot of the Anti-Lebanon Mountain. Serghaya has a moderate climate with a temperature that varies from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius all summer season and cold climate with temperature varies from -5 up to 10 all winter when snow covers the land and mountain.

It is connected to Damascus via Al-Zabadani and also has old rail reaches to Beirut via Riyaq (or Rayak), Bekaa.

Nearby Towns

  • West :`Utayb (3.5 nm)
  • North: Yahfufah (3.4 nm), Al Khuraybah (4.0 nm), Ma`rabun (3.4 nm)
  • East: Al `Uwayni (0.4 nm)
  • South: `Ayn al Hawr (2.2 nm)

Economy[edit]

Economy for this town is based on agricultural activities and the main crops are (Apple, Cherry, Pear, Peach and Apricot).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 146.

Bibliography[edit]

Coordinates: 33°48′N 36°09′E / 33.800°N 36.150°E / 33.800; 36.150