Judaydat al-Khas

Judaydat al-Khas
جديدة الخاص
Judaydat al-Khas

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 33°23′59″N 36°32′59″E / 33.39972°N 36.54972°E / 33.39972; 36.54972Coordinates: 33°23′59″N 36°32′59″E / 33.39972°N 36.54972°E / 33.39972; 36.54972
Country Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Douma District
Nahiyah Harran al-Awamid
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 6,298
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Judaydat al-Khas or Jdeidet el Khass (Arabic: جديدة الخاص) is a village in southwestern Syria in Rif Dimashq Governorate, close to Damascus International Airport. It is located southwest of Lake Otaybah and near the archaeological site of Tell Aswad, known to locals as The Black Hill. Some of the flints that have been found in the area of the village resemble those from the oldest levels of Tell Ramad.[2][3] Wild boar is still herded in the nearby mountains today.[4] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Judaydat al-Khas had a population of 6,298 in the 2004 census.[1]


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Henri de Contenson; Patricia C. Anderson; Institut français d'archéologie du Proche-Orient (1995). Aswad et Ghoraifé: sites néolithiques en Damascène (Syrie) aux IXème et VIIIème millénaires avant l'ère chrétienne. Institut français d'archéologie du Proche-Orient. ISBN 978-2-7053-0673-1. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  3. Syria. Mudīrīyat al-Āthār wa-al-Matāḥif (1971). Annales archéologiques arabes syriennes. Direction générale des antiquités et des musées, République arabe syrienne. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. Palēorient Volume 5, p. 156,. 1980. Retrieved 19 March 2011.

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