Yabrud

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Yabrud
يبرود
Yabrud is located in Syria
Yabrud
Yabrud
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°58′N 36°40′E / 33.967°N 36.667°E / 33.967; 36.667
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict Yabrud Destrict
Elevation 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
Population
 • City 25,941
 • Metro ~50,000
Area code(s) 12

Yabrud (Arabic: يبرود‎) is a ceety in Sirie, locatit in the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate aboot 80 km north o the caipital Damascus. The ceety is kent for its auncient caves, maist notably the Iskafta cave (whaur, in 1930, a thirty-year auld German traveller an wad-be aircheologist Alfred Rust made mony important pre-historical findins), an the Yabrud temple, which wis ance Jupiter Yabroudis 's temple but later became "Konstantin an Helena Cathedral". The name Yabrud is said tae hae oreeginatit frae an Aramaic wird meanin "cauld" : the ceety rests upon the Qalamoun muntains slopes (Anti-Lebanon) at a height o 1,550m.

The parents o umwhile Preses o Argentinae Carlos Menem wur baith born in Yabrud; they emigratit tae Argentinae afore the end o Warld War I.

Accordin tae "www.syriagate.com' , "this smaw bonnie toun set amid a limestane amphitheater is shadit bi mony apricot, poplar an weepin willow trees"... The Natufie aircheological steid Yabrud III is named for the toun o Yabrud.

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Coordinates: 33°58′N 36°40′E / 33.967°N 36.667°E / 33.967; 36.667