Kafersouseh on the District map of Damascus
Kafar Souseh (Arabic: كَفْر سُوسَة, romanized: Kafr Sūsah) is a municipality and neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, located in the southwestern part of the capital. It is home to the Syrian Council of Ministers and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The neighborhood was historically an agricultural suburb of Old Damascus. The word "Kafar" (Classical Syriac: ܟܦܪ) means 'farm', and "Souseh" is derived from (Classical Syriac: ܣܘܣܝܐ, romanized: Sūsyā) which means 'horse', hence, the name collectively means 'Horse farm'.
Today it is one of the most affluent and modern neighborhoods in the city. It includes various styles of villas, apartment buildings, and condominiums. The neighborhood still has some farms and an old farmers market, as well as two shopping malls and several government/official buildings including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is also in proximity to the original neighborhoods of Old Damascus.
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