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Dimashq Province (Syria)

Muhafazah Dimashq, Damascus Province

Last modified: 2004-05-22 by santiago dotor
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[Dimashq Province (Syria)] 2:3
by Dirk Schönberger


Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website shows the flag of the Muhafazah (province) of Dimashq (Damascus) and Al Hasakah. The source given is 'Bacci'. I wonder if the Damascus flag is intended for vertical hoisting — i.e. with the depicted building looking the right side up.

Santiago Dotor, 8 November 2001

'Bacci' is a (snail) mail contact of my co-author Falko Schmidt in Administrative Divisions of the World, living in Argentina. The source consists of several photocopies showing the flags.

Dirk Schönberger, 8 November 2001

Here is a scan of the original source. You see that the symbol is drawn upright, but there is drawn a flag staff at the top of the flag. The caption below the flag drawing reads "FLAG OF DAMASCUS MOUHAFAZAT (PROVINCE)" in hand written Latin letters.

Dirk Schönberger, 19-26 November 2001

On the flag itself, the inscription is Dimashq el-Asad (Damascus the Lion, Assad being also the name of the Syrian president). I believe it shows the great mosque of Damascus.

Dov Gutterman, 19 November 2001

Dirk Schönberger, 26 November 2001