Yalda, Sirie

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Yalda
يلدا
Veelage
Yalda is located in Syria
Yalda
Yalda
Coordinates: 33°27′46″N 36°19′18″E / 33.46278°N 36.32167°E / 33.46278; 36.32167
Kintra  Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiyah Babbila
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 28,384
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Yalda (Arabic: يلدا‎, also spelled Yelda) is a toun in soothren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate, locatit on the southern ootskirts o Damascus tae the wast o the Yarmouk Camp. Nearbi localities include al-Hajar al-Aswad, Jaramana, Sayyidah Zaynab, al-Sabinah an Babbila. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Yalda haed a population o 28,384 in the 2004 census.[1] The toun is the admeenistrative center o the Babbila nahiyah consistin o 13 touns an veelages wi a combined population o 341625 an aw.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun haes auncient ruins includin foondations o hewn stane an Corinthian columns o basalt.[2]

Yalda wis visitit bi Sirie geografer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13t-century, durin Ayyubid rule. He notit that it wis "a veelage lyin some 3 miles frae Damascus. The feenal n is sometimes left oot, an the name pronooncit Yalda."[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (Arabic)
  2. Porter, 1870, p. 157.
  3. le Strange, 1890, p. 552.

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