Yalda, Sirie

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Coordinates: 33°27′46″N 36°19′18″E / 33.46278°N 36.32167°E / 33.46278; 36.32167
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total28,384
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Yalda (Arabic: يلدا‎, an aa spelled Yelda) is a toun in soothren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate, locatit on the soothren ootskirts o Damascus tae the wast o the Yarmouk Camp. Nearbi localities include al-Hajar al-Aswad, Jaramana, Sayyidah Zaynab, al-Sabinah an Babbila. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Yalda haed a population o 28,384 in the 2004 census.[1] The toun is the admeenistrative centre o the Babbila nahiyah consistin o 13 touns an veelages wi a combined population o 341625 an aw.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun haes auncient ruins includin foondations o hewn stane an Corinthian columns o basalt.[2]

Yalda wis visitit bi Sirie geografer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13t-century, durin Ayyubid rule. He notit that it wis "a veelage lyin some 3 miles frae Damascus. The feenal n is sometimes left oot, an the name pronooncit Yalda."[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2019-12-15 at the Wayback Machine. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Porter, 1870, p. 157.
  3. le Strange, 1890, p. 552.

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Porter, Josias Leslie (1870). Five years in Damascus. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |1= (help)
  • le Strange, Guy (1890). Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from A.D. 650 to 1500. Committee o the Palestine Exploration Fund.