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Damascus in the region of Damascus City with it's 1,569,394 residents is a city in Syria and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Damascus is now 04:08 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Mukhayyam al Yarmuk, Kafr Susah, Jawbar, Irbin or Adana. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Syria Damascus Extension The New City

05:20 min ( December 17, 2008 by imb)
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Travel Photography by Ian M Butterfield. The New City of Damascus

Damascus Old City Syria

04:06 min ( February 14, 2009 by cocoanut365)
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A walk through Damascus' Old City, during my trip there in January 2009 (not 2008 as the opening title suggests). I would highly recommend watching it on High Quality guys!

American Videos A Street Party in the Al...

03:05 min ( May 30, 2010 by arabicindamascus)
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Spring, 2009. I'm an American professor studying Arabic in Damascus. One night in April, music interrupted my Arabic study. I thought the music came from the Mosque -- a weeknight wedding? Usually, co...

Arabesk apartment in Al Midan a distric...

01:24 min ( November 29, 2009 by arabicindamascus)
Views: 928 - Rating: 0/5 A student services agency, Arabesk, maintains several apartments in Damascus for foreigners studying Arabic and Islam in the University of Damascus and the other schools in the...

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Interesting facts about this location

Commercial Bank of Syria

The Commercial Bank of Syria is the largest commercial bank in Syria with its headquarters located in Damascus. The bank offers commercial banking services including long-term loans in Syrian pounds; armored car service; and collections services. The bank has dozens of branches and ATM's throughout Syria.

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Located at 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Damascus, commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine, is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It borders Quneitra, Daraa and As-Suwayda to the south, Jordan to the east, Homs to the north, and Lebanon to the west. It is also the capital city of one of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant.

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Located at 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Damascus University

The University of Damascus is the largest and oldest university in Syria, located in the capital Damascus and has campuses in other Syrian cities. It was founded in 1923 through the merger of the School of Medicine (established 1903) and the Institute of Law (established 1913), also making it the oldest university in modern-day Syria. Until 1958 it was named the Syrian University, but the name changed after the founding of the University of Aleppo.

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Located at 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Central Bank of Syria

The Central Bank of Syria is the central bank of Syria. The bank is located in Damascus with branches in major cities. The US, Canada, EU, Arab League and Turkey all imposed Sanctions on the central bank because of Syrian civil war. In the case of the US sanctions had already been in place against the Central Bank of Syria as a result of Section 311 of the Patriot Act, which accused the Bank of money laundering.

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Located at 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Al-Hamidiyah Souq

Al-Hamidiyah Souq is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. The souq starts at Al-Thawra street and ends at the Umayyad Mosque plaza. It was one of the treasures featured in Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by Dan Cruickshank.

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Located at 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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