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Dair Atiah
ديرعطية
Ceety
Dair Atiah is located in Syria
Dair Atiah
Dair Atiah
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 34°05′N 36°46′E / 34.083°N 36.767°E / 34.083; 36.767
Kintra Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict An-Nabk Destrict
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 29,254

Dair Atiah (Arabic: ديرعطية), is a ceety in Sirie, locatit atween the Qalamoun Muntains an the Eastren Lebanon Muntains Series, 88 kilometres (55 mi) north o the caipital Damascus an on the road tae the ceety o Homs. Dair Atiah's current population is estimatit tae be aroond 29,254 fowk.[1]

Dair Atiah enjoys a moderate climate in simmer an cauld in the winter as Dair Atiah is locatit at an altitude o 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) abuin sea level.

The proximity tae a desert region, whaur the average rainfall does no exceed mair than 125 millimetres (4.9 in) annually, means that environmental conditions, includin poor soil, does no provide adequate resources tae economically sustain the local population. Hence locals travel or emigrate. Mony locals emigrated to the Americas in the early 20th Century, an tae the kintras o Persie Gulf efter the emergence o job opportunities there, an tae Eastren Asie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historians match the name o this ceety wi Romanie Commander Theodorus Paulus whose name means "Givin God" (Arabic: عطاء الله‎). This name haes been associatit in minds o successive generations in Dair Atiah for mair than ane thoosan years.

A number o auncient Roman channels can be foond in Yabrud,[2] close tae Dair Atiah.

Agricultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Farmers cultivate grapes, apricots, cherries, figs an ither fruits.

Dair Atiah benefits frae grundwater locatit in its valley.

Dair Atiah haes a number o windmills (sometimes referred tae as Air Wheels). The pouer generated bi the windmills is uised tae pump water frae deep wells. The oreegins o the windmills are no kent, but they are reportit tae be a major source o pouer tae pump watter for agricultur for mair than a hunder years.[3][4]

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dair Atiah haes a museum, a sports center an cultural center.

In 2003, the first private university in Sirie, University o Kalamoon, wis opened in Dair Atiah.

Dair Atiah's population reflects Sirie's releegious diversity, made up primarily o Muslims and Christians who built strang family relationships atween each ither.

Fowk in Dair Atiah consume a hot drink cried Mate, which Sirie expatriates brought an introducit frae Sooth Americae. The invitation "Come an drink Mate" is typical o this region's hospitality. The invitation implies no anerlie the sharin o a drink, but an aw a meal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.cbssyr.org/General%20census/census%202004/pop-man.pdf
  2. "YabroudOnline.com" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. "Save The Environment: let's build more Air Wheels". DAirAtiah Blog. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  4. "DairAtiah.com" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2008-07-04. 

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