Daraa (Arabic: درعا‎), an aw Darʿā, Dara’a, Deraa, Dera, an Derʿā ("fortress", compare Dura-Europos), is a ceety in soothwastren Sirie, near the border wi Jordan, wi a population o approximately 77,203.[3] It is the caipital o Daraa Govrenorate, historically pairt o the auncient Hauran region. The ceety is locatit aboot 100 kilometres (62 mi) sooth o Damascus on the Damascus-Amman heich-gate, an is uised as a stoppin station for travelers.

Daraa

درعا
Daraa is locatit in Syria
Daraa
Daraa
Coordinates: 32°37′N 36°6′E / 32.617°N 36.100°E / 32.617; 36.100
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateDaraa Govrenorate
DestrictDaraa Destrict
NahiyaDaraa
Govrenment
 • GovrenorMohammad Khaled al-Hannus[1]
Elevation
435 m (1,427 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)[2]
 • Ceety97,969
 • Metro
146,481
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Aurie code(s)15

Daraa is an auncient ceety datin back tae the Canaanites. It wis mentioned in Egyptian hieroglyphic tablets at the time o the Pharaoh Thutmose III atween 1490 an 1436 BC. It wis kent in those days as the ceety o Atharaa, an wis later mentioned in the Auld Testament as Edrei in the Kinrick o Baushan. Locatit in the ceety itsel are a few ruins includin caves an auncient dwellins, a Roman amphitheater, an the auld Oumari Mosque which is o some airchitectural significance, datin back tae the Umayyad an Ayyubid eras.

ClimateEedit

Climate data for Dara'a
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
14.7
(58.5)
18.0
(64.4)
23.6
(74.5)
28.5
(83.3)
31.3
(88.3)
32.6
(90.7)
32.6
(90.7)
31.3
(88.3)
27.8
(82.0)
21.0
(69.8)
15.2
(59.4)
24.2
(75.5)
Average law °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
4.0
(39.2)
6.0
(42.8)
9.3
(48.7)
12.5
(54.5)
15.8
(60.4)
18.3
(64.9)
18.6
(65.5)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55.0)
7.8
(46.0)
4.6
(40.3)
10.8
(51.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 60.9
(2.40)
49.4
(1.94)
42.3
(1.67)
15.2
(0.60)
3.4
(0.13)
1.0
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(0.02)
9.4
(0.37)
22.9
(0.90)
45.9
(1.81)
250.8
(9.88)
Average precipitation days 10 11 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 48
Source: World Meteorological Organization

NotesEedit

  1. "Syria protest town 'has new governor'". France 24. 4 April 2011. Archived frae the oreeginal on 3 May 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CBS
  3. http://archive.is/20130105115743/www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=1&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&geo=-202&srt=npan&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=1500&pt=c&va=&geo=441489610

Further readinEedit

  • T.E. Lawrence, (various editions) Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Chapter LXXX
  • J.G. Schumacher,(1886) Across the Jordan, pp. 1–148;

Freemit airtinsEedit

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