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The Paradis of Damascus

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Damascus’ name was historically always associated with Al-Ghouta which was always considered as one of the fourth paradises of the old  World, and which was surrounding the  city. Al-Ghouta was the source  of life for the inhabitants of Damascus throughout its history.
Barada river and its effluents has irrigated Al-Ghouta which is known for its fertile soil; thus, plenty of agricultural products and perennial trees are planted in its orchards.
Al-Ghouta’s inhabitants have inherited the secrets of agriculture and its principles from their forefathers. They also inherited their interests in zootechnics, especially cows and livestock, and innovated some new methods of making essences and textiles.
Al-Ghouta is the densest agricultural place in the Syrian countryside, but the expansion of immigration and civilization has reduced the  number of farms and villages. Thus its area has expanded and shrunk. It enjoyed peace and security as well as an abundance of water. Its  length is about 20Km and its width is between 12-15Km including Damascus city.


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