Ghouta

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A satellite view o Damascus showin the surroondin Ghouta.

Ghouta (Arabic: غوطة دمشق‎ / ALA-LC: Ghūṭat Dimashq), is a collection o ferms in Rif Dimashq Govrenorate close tae the eastren pairt o Damascus, Sirie.

The Damascus Ghouta is a green agricultural belt surroondin the ceety o Damascus in the Sooth an East. Separatin the ceety frae the Sirie Steppe, it haes providit its inhabitants wi a variety o cereals, vegetables an fruits for thoosans o years. While human settlements in the aurie date back tae auncient times, an uncontrolled development o the aurie teuk place throughoot the past decades. The increasin fuid demand bi the rapidly growin population o the caipital, urbanization an industrial development hae increased the pressur on the agricultural lands.

This Oasis haes been a vera popular resort for the ceety dwallers pairticularly in Ware.

Crops[eedit | eedit soorce]

Plum, poplar an walnut trees, an cotton

Forage crops include: maize, alfalfa, green barley, an green wheat

Resources & Hazards[eedit | eedit soorce]

This aurie includes a lairge variety o environmental problems includin watter scaircity due tae the extremely sma annual precipitation. The watter is so scarce that thare haes been a rapid decline o grundwatter level in lairge pairts o the Ghouta. An aw there haes been a lairge increase in pollutants frae Damascus' traffic, industry, waste an sewage which hae pathwas tae the Ghouta. In fact the futur o watter supply for the Sirie Caipital depends on the environmental situation o this aurie.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Watter resources management in Sirie

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 33°30′00″N 36°25′15″E / 33.50000°N 36.42083°E / 33.50000; 36.42083