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Al Harah Destination Guide

Delve into Al Harah in Syria!

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Al Harah in the region of Daraa is a city in Syria - some 35 mi (or 57 km) South-West of Damascus, the country's capital.

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Current time in Al Harah is now 02:32 PM (Tuesday). 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, Ra's an Nuriyah, Khan Arnabah, Kawm Marj al Burghuth, Inkhil or Munatahat. While being here, make sure to check out Al 'Alamiyah, Zimrin, Umm al 'Awsaj, As Suwaysah, Al Qusaybah and Al Harah as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1971, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for an immediate ceasefire and implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. The resolution was passed on the same day the "Agreement on Disengagement" was signed between Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, finally establishing a ceasefire to end the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

More reading: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone homepage
Located at 33.06, 36 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Golan Heights, Military units and formations established in 1974, United Nations operations in the Middle East, Yom Kippur War

Bashan

Bashan is a biblical place first mentioned in Genesis 14:5, where it is said that Chedorlaomer and his confederates "smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth", where Og the king of Bashan had his residence. At the time of Israel's entrance into the Promised Land, Og came out against them, but was utterly routed. This country extended from Gilead in the south to Hermon in the north, and from the Jordan river on the west to Salcah on the east.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.06, 36 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Hebrew Bible places, Torah places

Quneitra

Quneitra is the largely destroyed and abandoned capital of the Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria. It is situated in a high valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation of 1,010 metres (3,313 feet) above sea level. Quneitra was founded in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route to Damascus and subsequently became a garrison town of some 20,000 people, strategically located near the ceasefire line with Israel. Its name is Arabic for "the little bridge".

More reading: Quneitra homepage
Located at 33.06, 36 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Arab–Israeli conflict, Cities in Syria, Destroyed cities, Fertile Crescent, Former populated places on the Golan Heights, Golan Heights

Quneitra Crossing

The Quneitra Crossing is a ceasefire line crossing between Syrian controlled territory and the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Syrian Druze from the Golan Heights are permitted to cross through the passage to study, work and live in Syria. The crossing is also used for the export of apples grown by Israeli Druze farmers under the auspices of the Red Cross. The only concrete guard post along the border is at the Quneitra crossing.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.06, 36 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Golan Heights, Israel–Syria border crossings

Rujm el-Hiri

Rujm el-Hiri is an ancient megalithic monument, consisting of concentric circles of stone with a tumulus at center. It is located in the Golan Heights, some 16 kilometres east of the eastern coast of the Sea of Galilee, in the middle of a large plateau covered with hundreds of dolmen. Made up of more than 42,000 basalt rocks arranged in concentric circles, it has a mound 15 feet tall at its center. Some circles are complete, others incomplete.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.06, 36 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Chalcolithic, Former populated places on the Golan Heights, Megalithic monuments, Prehistoric sites on the Golan Heights, Stone circles