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Saqba is located in Syrie
Coordinates: 33°31′11″N 36°23′4″E / 33.51972°N 36.38444°E / 33.51972; 36.38444
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq
NahiyaKafr Batna
650 m (2,130 ft)
 • Total25,696
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Saqba (Arabic: سقبا‎; spelt Sakba an aw) is a toun in soothren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Markaz Rif Dimashq Destrict o the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate, locatit juist east o Damascus. Nearbi localities include Jisrin tae the sootheast, Kafr Batna tae the soothwast, Hizzah tae the soothwast an Hammurah an Beit Sawa tae the north. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), Saqba haed a population o 25,696 in the 2004 census.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Study an recitation o the Quran wis held in the mosque o Saqba as early as the 12t-century when its khatib wis Ahmad ibn Hasan al-Kafatabi.[2] Saqba wis visitit bi Sirie geografer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13t-century, durin Ayyubid rule. He noted that it wis "a village of the Ghautah of Damascus."[3]

Modren era[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 1950s Saqba servit as a veelage centre o a destrict which contained seiven ither veelages, wi a tot population o 12,000.[4] The day Saqba haes acome a wirkin-cless eastren suburb o Damascus.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2019-12-13 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Talmon-Heller, p. 69.
  3. le Strange, 1890, p. 527.
  4. Money-Kyrle, 1956, p. 43.
  5. Starr, 2012, p. 192.

Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Money-Kyrle, A. F. (1956). Agricultural development and research in Syria. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut.
  • Starr, Stephen (2012). Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0231704208.
  • le Strange, Guy (1890). Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from A.D. 650 to 1500. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
  • Talmon-Heller, Daniella (2007). Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria: Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyūbids. BRILL. ISBN 900415809X.