Snow in Efra
Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 33°39′22″N 36°11′19″E / 33.65611°N 36.18861°ECoordinates: 33°39′22″N 36°11′19″E / 33.65611°N 36.18861°E|
|Governorate||Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Elevation||1,600 m (5,200 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+3)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+2)|
Efra or Evra (Arabic: إفرة) is a small mountainous village in Qudsaya District, Syria. It is located 35 km from the city of Damascus and 10 km from Ain al-Fijah. Altitude is 1600 m. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,029 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.Efra experiences cold winters and mild summers. Inhabitants work mainly in agriculture. They produces various fruits like figs, apples, and cherries. The village used to be an ancient Roman summer resort due to its weather.
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