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An Nabk
النبك
Al-Nabk
An-Nabk is located in Syria
An Nabk
An Nabk
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 34°01′N 36°43′E / 34.017°N 36.717°E / 34.017; 36.717
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict An-Nabk Destrict
Elevation 1,255 m (4,117 ft)
Population (2007 est.)
 • Total 52,502
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

An Nabk[1] or Al-Nabk (Arabic: النبك‎) is a Sirie ceety admeenistratively belangin tae the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate an the caipital o the Qalamoun. Locatit 81 kilometers (50 mi) north o Damascus an sooth o Homs. It haes an altitude o 1255 meters. It haes a population o 52,502 as o 2007, makkin it the 35t lairgest ceety per geographical entity in Sirie. The Monastery o Saunt Moses the Abyssinie (Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi) is locatit alang the Anti-Lebanon Muntains near Nabk an dates back tae at least the 6t century.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Al-Nabk haes been mentioned bi Arab geographers frae the 12t tae 13t centuries CE. Ibn Jubayr recordit that it wis a veelage north o Damascus "wi hintle runnin watter an broad arable fields." Yaqut al-Hamawi wrote in 1225 that "is a fine veelage wi excellent proveesions... There is here a curious spring which runs cauld in the simmer, an wi clear, excellent water. They say its source is at Yabrud."[2]

Landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi, the monastery o Monastery o Saunt Moses the Abyssinie, sits abuin the toun tae the wast.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "An Nabk City - Syria" Homs Online
  2. le Strange, 1890, p.511.

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Coordinates: 34°01′N 36°43′E / 34.017°N 36.717°E / 34.017; 36.717