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Quneitra
القنيطرة
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Quneitra is located in Syria
Quneitra
Quneitra
Quneitra in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°07′N 35°49′E / 33.117°N 35.817°E / 33.117; 35.817
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Quneitra
Destrict Quneitra Destrict
Region Golan Hichts
Settled aroond AD 1000
Destroyed 1974
Government
 • Govrenor Nawaf Abboud al-Fares
Elevation[1] 1,010 m (3,313 ft)
Population (2004 census[2])
 • City 153
 • Metro 4,318
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 43
Website eQunaytra

Quneitra (an aw Al Qunaytirah, Qunaitira, or Kuneitra; Arabic: القنيطرةal-Qunayṭrah) is the lairgely destroyed an abandoned caipital o the Quneitra Govrenorate in sooth-wastren Sirie. It is situatit in a heich valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation o 1,010 metres (3,313 feet)[1] abuin sea level. Quneitra wis foondit in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route tae Damascus an subsequently became a garrison toun o some 20,000 fowk, strategically locatit near the ceasefire line wi Israel. Its name is Arabic for "the little brig".[3]

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  2. Quneitra city population
  3. http://www.syriagate.com/Syria/about/cities/Quneitra/