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Deir Qanun

Deir Qanun

دير قانون
Deir Qanun is located in Syria
Deir Qanun
Deir Qanun
Coordinates: 33°36′18″N 36°8′8″E / 33.60500°N 36.13556°E / 33.60500; 36.13556
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictQudsaya District
NahiyahAin al-Fijah
(2004 census)[1]
 • Total4,213
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)11

Deir Qanun also spelled Dayr Qanun (Arabic: دير قانون‎) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located northwest of Damascus in the Wadi Barada. Nearby localities include Ain al-Fijah, Deir Muqaran, al-Dimas, Jdeidat al-Wadi, Kfeir al-Zayt and Basimah. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Deir Qanun had a population of 4,213 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]


Deir Qanun was visited by Syrian geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi in the early 13th-century, during Ayyubid rule. He noted that it was a village "in the neighborhood of Damascus."[3]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-09 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 147.
  3. ^ le Strange, 1890, p. 429.


  • Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.
  • 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.