As-Suwayda

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As-Suwayda

السويداء
The Roman amphitheatre
The Roman amphitheatre
As-Suwayda is located in Syria
As-Suwayda
As-Suwayda
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 32°42′N 36°34′E / 32.700°N 36.567°E / 32.700; 36.567Coordinates: 32°42′N 36°34′E / 32.700°N 36.567°E / 32.700; 36.567
Country Syria
GovernorateAs Suwayda Governorate
DistrictAs-Suwayda District
Population
 (2004 census[1])
 • City73,641
 • Metro
138,822
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)16

As-Suwayda' (Arabic: السويداء‎ / ALA-LC: as-Suwaydā’), also spelled Sweida, is a mainly Druze city in southwestern Syria. It is the capital of Muhafazat as-Suwayda', one of Syria's 14 governorates.

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  1. as-Suwayda city population