Kawkab, Rif Dimashq

For other places with the same name, see Kawkab.
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Qatana District
Nahiyah Qatana
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 1,188
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kawkab (Arabic: كوكب) is a Syrian village in the Qatana District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Kawkab means "star" in Arabic. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Kawkab had a population of 1,188 in the 2004 census.[1]


On 30 September, 1918 Kawkab was the site of the World War I successful "Charge at Kaukab" of the Australian 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments directed against dug-in German and Ottoman remnants of the Seventh and Eighth Armies, joined by units from Damascus.


Coordinates: 35°18′N 36°48′E / 35.300°N 36.800°E / 35.300; 36.800

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