Damascus is the capital of ; it is also the country's largest city. It is colloquially known in Syria as aš-Šām and titled the "City of Jasmine". Damascus is a major cultural center of the and the Arab world.
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The Citadel of Damascus is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, . Photo: Mewes, Public domain.

Maktab Anbar is a house in the center of Old Damascus. Photo: Verity Cridland, CC BY 2.0.

The Abbasiyyin Stadium is a multi-use all-seater stadium in Damascus, , currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home venue of the Syrian national team. is situated 1½ km northeast of Damascus. Photo: Aziz1005, Public domain.

The is one of the oldest Greek Orthodox churches in Damascus, and holds the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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Arbin is a town in southern , administratively part of the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located just east of Jobar neighborhood of Damascus. is situated 6 km northeast of Damascus.


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