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Coordinates: 33°31′31″N 36°21′10″E / 33.52528°N 36.35278°E / 33.52528; 36.35278
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total44,661
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Zamalka (Arabic: زملكا‎) is a toun in soothren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate, locatit juist east o Damascus's neebourheid o Jobar. Nearbi localities include al-Qabun, Ayn Turma, Arbin, Saqba an Kafr Batna. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau of Statistics, Zamalka haed a population o 44,661 in the 2004 census.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zamalka wis visitit bi Sirie geografer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13t-century, durin Ayyubid rule. He notit that it wis "a veelage o the Ghautah o Damascus. The Siries aften pronoonce the name Zamluka."[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-13 at Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. le Strange, 1890, p. 555.

Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 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.