Deir Ezzor, Deir Azzor
A collage of Deir ez-Zor
|Governorate||Deir ez-Zor Governorate|
|District||Deir ez-Zor District|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EET (UTC+3)|
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. 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. 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.