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Jaramana
جرمانا
Jaramana refugee camp skyline
Jaramana is located in Syria
Jaramana
Jaramana
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°29′N 36°21′E / 33.483°N 36.350°E / 33.483; 36.350
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
Destrict Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiyah Jaramana
Area[1]
 • City 5.95 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
 • Land 5.95 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
 • Urban 5.95 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2004 cenus)
 • City 114,363

Jaramana (Arabic: جرمانا‎) is a ceety in the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate in soothren Sirie. Its location, 10 kilometres sootheast o the Sirie caipital, maks it a bustlin toun in the greater Damascus metropolitan aurie, wi a Christian an Druze majority. Syne 2003 an the beginnin o the Iraq War, lairge numbers o Iraqi hae immigratit tae Jaramana, swellin the population frae aroond 100,000 tae ower 250,000.[2] Although the offeecial population wis leetit as 25,445.[3] 70% of the city is residential.[3]

There is an aw a Palestinian refugee camp near the toun bearin its same name. Jaramana is a favorite destination for Iraqi Assiries fleein their unstable kintra.

In October 2006, the Assirie community in Jaramana feenally receivit a priest frae Mosul, Iraq. The priest, Arkan Hana Hakim, claims there are nou 2000 Assirie Iraqis in Jaramana alane. [4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 5950 dunums (595 ha.) " العقارات في مدينة جرمانا الأسعار نار" ("Real estate prices in the city of Jaramana are afire") Syria Steps 13 January 2010, in Arabic, last accessed 18 September 2010
  2. "أسعار العقارات في جرمانا تتحدى الإنحدار .. والجمود لم " ("Real estate prices in Jaramana challenge Downgrade ..") De Press - Buildex Online 19 March 2009, in Arabic, last accessed 18 September 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 " العقارات في مدينة جرمانا الأسعار نار" ("Real estate prices in the city of Jaramana are afire") Syria Steps 13 January 2010, in Arabic, last accessed 18 September 2010
  4. "Huge increase in number of Christian Iraqis fleeing to Syria" German Press Agency 12 October 2006 at The Raw Story, last accessed 18 September 2010

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Coordinates: 33°29′N 36°21′E / 33.483°N 36.350°E / 33.483; 36.350