Efra
إفرة
Evra
Village
Snow in Efra
Snow in Efra
Efra is located in Syria
Efra
Efra
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°39′22″N 36°11′19″E / 33.65611°N 36.18861°E / 33.65611; 36.18861Coordinates: 33°39′22″N 36°11′19″E / 33.65611°N 36.18861°E / 33.65611; 36.18861
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
DistrictQudsaya
SubdistrictAin al-Fijah
Elevation
1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total1,029
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Efra, Evra or Afrah (Arabic: إفرة) is a small mountainous village in Qudsaya District, Syria. It is located 35 km from the city of Damascus and 10 km from Ain al-Fijah. Altitude is 1600 m. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,029 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2] Efra experiences cold winters and mild summers. Inhabitants work mainly in agriculture. They produces various fruits like figs, apples, and cherries. The village used to be an ancient Roman summer resort due to its weather.

References

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, 2nd appendix, p. 146

Bibliography

  • Robinson, E.; Smith, E. (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. Vol. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.