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Serghaya

Serghaya
سرغايا
Sirghaya
Town
Serghaya is located in Syria
Serghaya
Serghaya
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°47′N 36°8′E / 33.783°N 36.133°E / 33.783; 36.133
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Al-Zabadani District
Nahiyah Serghaya
Elevation 1,446 m (4,744 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 7,501
Area code(s) 11
Climate Csb

Serghaya or Sirghaya (Arabic سرغايا) is a small town located in the Damascus countryside in south west Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Serghaya had a population of 7,501 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

Geography

It is 60 km (37 mi) from Damascus and 1,446 m (4,744 ft) above sea level. It is at the foot of the Anti-Lebanon Mountain. Serghaya has a moderate climate with a temperature that varies from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius all summer season and cold climate with temperature varies from -5 up to 10 all winter when snow covers the land and mountain.

It is connected to Damascus via Al-Zabadani and also has old rail reaches to Beirut via Riyaq (or Rayak), Bekaa.

Nearby Towns

  • West :`Utayb (3.5 nm)
  • North: Yahfufah (3.4 nm), Al Khuraybah (4.0 nm), Ma`rabun (3.4 nm)
  • East: Al `Uwayni (0.4 nm)
  • South: `Ayn al Hawr (2.2 nm)

Climate

In Serghaya, there is a cool summer Mediterranean climate. Rainfall is higher in winter than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Csc. The average annual temperature in Serghaya is 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). About 583 mm (22.95 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Serghaya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
7.6
(45.7)
11.4
(52.5)
15.4
(59.7)
20.7
(69.3)
24.1
(75.4)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
25.4
(77.7)
20.2
(68.4)
13.5
(56.3)
7.1
(44.8)
17.1
(62.8)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.4
(34.5)
4.7
(40.5)
7.7
(45.9)
11.5
(52.7)
12.9
(55.2)
13.3
(55.9)
11.0
(51.8)
7.6
(45.7)
3.9
(39)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.9
(42.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 132
(5.2)
100
(3.94)
88
(3.46)
39
(1.54)
21
(0.83)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.08)
25
(0.98)
59
(2.32)
117
(4.61)
583
(22.95)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data

Economy

Economy for this town is based on agricultural activities and the main crops are (Apple, Cherry, Pear, Peach and Apricot).

References

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 146.

Bibliography

  • 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.