Location in Syria

Coordinates: 33°44′N 36°35′E / 33.733°N 36.583°E / 33.733; 36.583Coordinates: 33°44′N 36°35′E / 33.733°N 36.583°E / 33.733; 36.583
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Al-Qutayfah District
Nahiyah Al-Qutayfah
Elevation 940 m (3,080 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 26,671
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) 011

Al-Qutayfah (Arabic: القطيفة) is a city in Syria, administratively belonging to the Rif Dimashq Governorate, capital of the al-Qutayfah District. It is located approximately 40 kilometers (25 mi) east of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Qutayfah had a population of 26,671 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Smith, 1841, p. 173.


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