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Dair Atiah
ديرعطية
Ceety
Dair Atiah is locatit in Syria
Dair Atiah
Dair Atiah
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 34°05′N 36°46′E / 34.083°N 36.767°E / 34.083; 36.767
Kintra Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict An-Nabk Destrict
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Tot 29,254

Dair Atiah (Arabic: ديرعطية), is a ceety in Sirie, locatit atween the Qalamoun Muntains an the Eastren Lebanon Muntains Series, 88 kilometres (55 mi) north o the caipital Damascus an on the road tae the ceety o Homs. Dair Atiah's current population is estimatit tae be aroond 29,254 fowk.[1]

Dair Atiah enjoys a moderate climate in simmer an cauld in the winter as Dair Atiah is locatit at an altitude o 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) abuin sea level.

The proximity tae a desert region, whaur the average rainfaw daes na exceed mair nor 125 millimetres (4.9 in) annually, means that environmental conditions, includin puir sile, daes na provide adequate resoorces tae economically sustain the local population. Hence locals traivel or emigrate. Mony locals emigratit tae the Americas in the early 20t Century, an tae the kintras o Persie Gulf efter the emergence o job opportunities thare, an tae Eastren Asie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historians match the name o this ceety wi Romanie Commander Theodorus Paulus whose name means "Givin God" (Arabic: عطاء الله‎). This name haes been associatit in minds o successive generations in Dair Atiah for mair nor ane thoosan years.

A nummer o auncient Roman channels can be foond in Yabrud,[2] close tae Dair Atiah.

Agricultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Farmers cultivate grapes, apricots, cherries, fegs an ither fruits.

Dair Atiah benefits frae grundwater locatit in its valley.

Dair Atiah haes a nummer o windmills (whiles referred tae as Air Wheels). The pouer generated bi the windmills is uised tae pump watter frae deep wells. The oreegins o the windmills are no kent, but thay are reportit tae be a major soorce o pouer tae pump watter for agricultur for mair nor a hunder years.[3][4]

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dair Atiah haes a museum, a sports centre an cultural center.

In 2003, the first private varsity in Sirie, University o Kalamoon, wis opened in Dair Atiah.

Dair Atiah's population reflects Sirie's releegious diversity, made up primarily o Muslims an Christians who biggit strang faimily relationships atween each ither.

Fowk in Dair Atiah consume a het drink cried Mate, which Sirie expatriates brought an introducit frae Sooth Americae. The invitation "Come an drink Mate" is teepical o this region's hospitality. The invitation implies no anerlie the sharin o a drink, but an aw a meal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.cbssyr.org/General%20census/census%202004/pop-man.pdf
  2. "YabroudOnline.com" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. "Save The Environment: let's build more Air Wheels". DAirAtiah Blog. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  4. "DairAtiah.com" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2008-07-04. 

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