Saqba

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Saqba
سقبا
Sakba
Veelage
Saqba is locatit in Syria
Saqba
Saqba
Coordinates: 33°31′11″N 36°23′4″E / 33.51972°N 36.38444°E / 33.51972; 36.38444
Kintra  Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Govrenorate
Destrict Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiya Kafr Batna
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Tot 25,696
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

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. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. 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.

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