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Daraa
درعا
Daraa is located in Syria
Daraa
Daraa
Coordinates: 32°37′N 36°6′E / 32.617°N 36.100°E / 32.617; 36.100
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Daraa Govrenorate
Destrict Daraa Destrict
Nahiya Daraa
Government
 • Govrenor Mohammad Khaled al-Hannus[1]
Elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Population (2004 census)[2]
 • City 97,969
 • Metro 146,481
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 15

Daraa (Arabic: درعا‎), an aw Darʿā, Dara’a, Deraa, Dera, an Derʿā ("fortress", compare Dura-Europos), is a ceety in soothwastren Sirie, near the border wi Jordan, wi a population o approximately 77,203.[3] It is the caipital o Daraa Govrenorate, historically pairt o the auncient Hauran region. The ceety is locatit aboot 100 kilometres (62 mi) sooth o Damascus on the Damascus-Amman heich-gate, an is uised as a stoppin station for travelers.

Daraa is an auncient ceety datin back tae the Canaanites. It wis mentioned in Egyptian hieroglyphic tablets at the time o the Pharaoh Thutmose III atween 1490 an 1436 BC. It wis kent in those days as the ceety o Atharaa, an wis later mentioned in the Auld Testament as Edrei in the Kinrick o Bashan. Locatit in the ceety itsel are a few ruins includin caves an auncient dwellins, a Roman amphitheater, an the auld Oumari Mosque which is o some airchitectural significance, datin back tae the Umayyad an Ayyubid eras.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Dara'a
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
14.7
(58.5)
18.0
(64.4)
23.6
(74.5)
28.5
(83.3)
31.3
(88.3)
32.6
(90.7)
32.6
(90.7)
31.3
(88.3)
27.8
(82.0)
21.0
(69.8)
15.2
(59.4)
24.16
(75.48)
Average laich °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
4.0
(39.2)
6.0
(42.8)
9.3
(48.7)
12.5
(54.5)
15.8
(60.4)
18.3
(64.9)
18.6
(65.5)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55.0)
7.8
(46.0)
4.6
(40.3)
10.78
(51.41)
Precipitation mm (inches) 60.9
(2.398)
49.4
(1.945)
42.3
(1.665)
15.2
(0.598)
3.4
(0.134)
1.0
(0.039)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(0.016)
9.4
(0.37)
22.9
(0.902)
45.9
(1.807)
250.8
(9.874)
Avg. precipitation days 10 11 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 48
Source: World Meteorological Organization

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • T.E. Lawrence, (various editions) Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Chapter LXXX
  • J.G. Schumacher,(1886) Across the Jordan, pp. 1–148;

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