Al-Tall, Syria

Al-Tall (Arabic: التل, also spelled al-Tell) is a city in southern Syria, administratively part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate and capital of the al-Tall District. Situated in the middle of the Anti-Lebanon mountains, having an elevation of roughly 1,000 meters above sea level.[2] Nearby localities include Maaraba to the southwest, Damascus to the south, Dahiyat al-Assad and Douma to the southeast, Maarat Saidnaya to the northeast, Manin to the north, Ashrafiyat al-Wadi and Basimah to the northwest and al-Hamah and Qudsaya to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Tall had a population of 44,597 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]



Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°36′0″N 36°18′0″E
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictAl-Tall District
1,000 m (3,300 ft)
 (2004 census)[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)+3

In the early 1960s al-Tall was reported to be a large village of 3,500 inhabitants. It had a large mosque surrounded by several column fragments, hewn stones and burial grottoes.[2]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Boulanger, 1966, p. 303.


  • Boulanger, Robert (1966). The Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette.

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