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Al-Kiswah (Arabic: الكسوةAl Kiswah also spelled Kissoué/Kiswe) is a city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. It is located approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) south of Damascus. It was the location of the 1303 Battle of Marj al-Saffar, and the childhood home of Adnan Awad.

Al-Kiswah

الكسوة

Kissoué
Kiswe
Al-Kiswe town center
Al-Kiswe town center
Al-Kiswah is located in Syria
Al-Kiswah
Al-Kiswah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°21′N 36°14′E / 33.350°N 36.233°E / 33.350; 36.233Coordinates: 33°21′N 36°14′E / 33.350°N 36.233°E / 33.350; 36.233
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq
NahiyahAl-Kiswah
Elevation
720 m (2,360 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)
 • Total43,456

Administratively, Al-Kiswah belongs to Markaz Rif Dimashq district. It is one of the largest towns of the district by terms of population.

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