Al-Dimas

الديماس
Town
Al-Dimas
Al-Dimas
Coordinates: 33°35′00″N 36°05′00″E / 33.58333°N 36.08333°E / 33.58333; 36.08333Coordinates: 33°35′00″N 36°05′00″E / 33.58333°N 36.08333°E / 33.58333; 36.08333
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
DistrictQudsaya
Subdistrictal-Dimas
Elevation
1,276 m (4,189 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total14,574
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)Country code: 963

Al-Dimas (Arabic: الديماس‎), also known as Ad-Dimas, is a town in Syria,[2] located west of the capital city of Damascus.[3] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 14,574 in the 2004 census.[1]

Al-Dimas is the location where a Canadian peacekeeping aircraft crashed after being shot down by three Syrian surface-to-air missiles on August 9, 1974.

Climate

In Ad Dimas, there is a Mediterranean climate. Rainfall is higher in winter than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Csa. The average annual temperature in Ad Dimas is 14.7 °C (58.5 °F). About 432 mm (17.01 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Ad Dimas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.6
(49.3)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
19.2
(66.6)
24.6
(76.3)
29.0
(84.2)
31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
29.1
(84.4)
24.3
(75.7)
17.5
(63.5)
11.5
(52.7)
21.2
(70.1)
Average low °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
1.1
(34.0)
3.7
(38.7)
6.9
(44.4)
10.3
(50.5)
13.6
(56.5)
15.9
(60.6)
16.0
(60.8)
13.1
(55.6)
9.7
(49.5)
5.9
(42.6)
2.3
(36.1)
8.3
(46.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 101
(4.0)
84
(3.3)
59
(2.3)
26
(1.0)
15
(0.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
14
(0.6)
45
(1.8)
87
(3.4)
432
(17.0)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data

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. ^ "AD DIMAS RIF DIMASHQ SYRIA Geography Population Map cities coordinates location - Tageo.com". www.tageo.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ "redirect to /world/SY/08/Ad_Dimas.html". www.fallingrain.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.