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Dimas̲h̲ḳ
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, Dimas̲h̲ḳ al-S̲h̲ām or simply al-S̲h̲ām , (Lat. Damascus, Fr. Damas) is the largest city of Syria. It is situated at longitude 36° 18′ east and latitude 33° 30′ north, very much at the same latitude as Bag̲h̲dād and Fās, at an altitude of nearly 700 …

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Elisséeff, N., “Dimas̲h̲ḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0167>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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