Deir ez-Zor

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Deir ez-Zor
دير الزور
Deir Ezzor, Deir Azzor
A collage of Deir ez-Zor
Coordinates: 35°20′N 40°9′E / 35.333°N 40.15°E / 35.333; 40.15Coordinates: 35°20′N 40°9′E / 35.333°N 40.15°E / 35.333; 40.15
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Deir ez-Zor District
Government
 • Type Governorate
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2004 census[1])
 • City 211,857
 • Metro 239,196
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EET (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 051

Deir ez-Zor , also spelled Dayr al-Zawr, Der Ezzor, Deir Azzor, and other variants (Arabic: دير الزور; Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ, Armenian: Տէր Զօր, Դեր Զոր, Ter Zor), is the 7th largest city in Syria and the largest in the eastern part of Syria. It is the capital of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate.[2] There were 211,857 people in 2004. It is on the shores of Euphrates River.

The city is famous for the Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge across the Euphrates.[2] It was completed in 1927. The Deir ez-Zor Museum keeps thousands of items collected from nearby archeological sites in Northern Mesopotamia. Main campuses of Al-Furat University and Al-Jazeera University are also there.[3]

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