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
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Qudsaya District
Nahiyah Al-Dimas
Elevation 1,276 m (4,189 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 14,574
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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.


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