Kawkab
كوكب
Village
Kawkab is located in Syria
Kawkab
Kawkab
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°22′51″N 36°10′55″E / 33.38083°N 36.18194°E / 33.38083; 36.18194Coordinates: 33°22′51″N 36°10′55″E / 33.38083°N 36.18194°E / 33.38083; 36.18194
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictQatana District
NahiyahQatana
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total1,188
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Kawkab (Arabic: كوكب) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Kawkab is Arabic for "planet". According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kawkab had a population of 1,188 in the 2004 census.[1]

History

In 1838, Eli Smith noted it as a village, located in Wady 'el-Ajam, between Damascus and the Hauran.[2]

On 30 September, 1918 Kawkab was the site of the World War I successful "Charge at Kaukab" of the Australian 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments directed against dug-in German and Ottoman remnants of the Seventh and Eighth Armies, joined by units from Damascus.

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. 148

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.