Umayyad Square

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Umayyad Square
Umayyad Square

Umayyad Square (Arabic: ساحة الأمويين‎‎ / ALA-LC: sāḥat al-Umawiyīn) is a large and important square in Damascus, Syria. It connects the city center with several important highways and areas. The name refers to the Umayyad Caliphate when Damascus was the capital.

On 20 June 2011 a massive pro-President al-Assad rally was held in the square as well as in Homs, Aleppo, Sweida, Latakia, Deraa, Hasaka, Tartous as well other locations during the Syrian civil war.[1]

Buildings on the Umayyad Square[edit]


  1. ^ "Assad issues amnesty in bid to woo public". United Press International. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert D. Stueart (2007), International librarianship, Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, ISBN 9780810858763, 0810858762 

Coordinates: 33°30′50″N 36°16′35″E / 33.51389°N 36.27639°E / 33.51389; 36.27639