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Zabadani
الزبداني
Al-Zabadani
Zabadani is located in Syria
Zabadani
Zabadani
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°43′30″N 36°5′50″E / 33.72500°N 36.09722°E / 33.72500; 36.09722
Kintra Flag of Syria.svg Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict Zabadani Destrict
Nahiyah Zabadani
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population
 • Total 40,613
Area code(s) 13

Zabadani (Arabic: الزبداني‎) is a ceety in soothwastren Sirie in the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate, close tae the border wi Lebanon. It is locatit in the center o a green valley surroondit bi heich muntains at an elevation o aroond 1,100 m.

Compared tae Damascus, the weather in Zabadani tends tae be milder in the simmer — aboot 5–8 degrees less, but frae December tae the end o Februar it is caulder wi a lot o snaw, an the temperatur drops tae -10 degrees. The mild weather alang wi the scenic views, made the toun a popular resort baith for tourists an for visitors frae ither Sirie ceeties, especially frae nearbi Damascus an for tens o thoosans o visitors frae the Arabie peninsulae. A mair elevatit region than Zabadani is its neighbour, Bloudan, an aw a resort for thoosans o tourists. Bloudan is aboot 1,500 metres abuin sealevel.

Zabadani is predominantly Sunni wi a substantial percentage o Christians. Christians hae their awn kirk an monastery. Zabadani is rapidly growin an is well connectit tae Damascus.

The Scouts o Sirie hae a naitional trainin center at Zabadani, whaur the first Arab Jamboree wis held in 1954.

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