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Sirghaya is locatit in Syria
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°47′N 36°8′E / 33.783°N 36.133°E / 33.783; 36.133
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictZabadani Destrict
1,446 m (4,744 ft)
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Tot7,501
Aurie code(s)11

Sirghaya (Arabic سرغايا) is sma toun locatit in the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate in soothwast Sirie.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is 60 km frae Damascus an 1,446 m abuin sea level. It is at the fuit o the Anti-Lebanon Muntains. Sirghaya haes a moderate climate wi a temperatur that varies frae 25 tae 32 degrees Celsius aw simmer saison an vera cauld climate wi temperatur varies frae -5 up tae 10 aw winter when snaw covers the land an muntain. It is connectit tae Damascus via Zabadani an haes auld rail reaches tae Beirut via Riyaq (or Rayak), Beqaa an aw. The toun haes vera impressive vistas an fresh watter resources such springs an wells.

Nearbi Touns

  • Wast :`Utayb (3.5 nm)
  • North: Yahfufah (3.4 nm), Al Khuraybah (4.0 nm), Ma`rabun (3.4 nm)
  • East: Al `Uwayni (0.4 nm)
  • Sooth: `Ayn al Hawr (2.2 nm)

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economy for this toun is based on agricultural activities an the main crops are (Aiple, Cherry, Peir, Peach an Apricot).

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is believit that the name Sirghaya haes an Aramaic oreegin, which means horse saidle acause o the shape o the valley surroondit bi muntains.

There are nae major airchaeological remains anerlie some caves an tombs.

It is believit that some Lebanese families oreeginatit in Sirghaya such as Hellou an Hawayek

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