Abu Jarash

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Abu Jarash

أبو جرش
Neighborhood
Abu Jarash is located in Syria
Abu Jarash
Abu Jarash
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°31′56″N 36°17′25″E / 33.53222°N 36.29028°E / 33.53222; 36.29028Coordinates: 33°31′56″N 36°17′25″E / 33.53222°N 36.29028°E / 33.53222; 36.29028
Country Syria
GovernorateDamascus Governorate
SubdistrictDamascus
MunicipalityAl-Salihiyah
Population
 (2004)
 • Total12,798

Abu Jarash (Arabic: أبو جرش‎) is a neighborhood and district of the al-Salihiyah municipality of Damascus, Syria. It had a population of 12,798 in the 2004 census.[1] In the 1936 French Mandate census, Abu Jarash had a population of 9,600, all Muslims.[2] The neighborhood was built around the domed mausoleum of Abu Jarash,[3] also known as Abdallah ibn Sala al-Raqqi, a high-ranking Ayyubid royal court official.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damascus Governorate Population 2004 Census". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  2. ^ Khoury, Philip S. (1993). "Syrian Urban Politics in Transition: The Quarters of Damascus during the French Mandate". In Hourani, Albert (ed.). The Modern Middle East. University of California Press. p. 433.
  3. ^ Hillenbrand, Robert (1994). Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning. Columbia University Press. p. xxii.
  4. ^ Burns, Ross (2005). Damascus: A History. Routledge. p. 290.