Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 33°27′50.5″N 36°18′16″E / 33.464028°N 36.30444°ECoordinates: 33°27′50.5″N 36°18′16″E / 33.464028°N 36.30444°E|
|Governorate||Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Occupation||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Hajar al-Aswad had a population of 84,948 in the 2004 census, making it the 13th largest city per geographical entity in Syria.
During the Syrian Civil War the district became a hotspot for Islamic State militant activity, whom control large areas of the district and used it for a staging ground for their assault on Yarmouk Camp in 2015.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
- map of suburbs of Damascus, google.maps