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Dimashq Province (Syria)

Muhafazah Dimashq, Damascus Province

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[Dimashq Province (Syria)] 2:3
image by Dirk Schönberger



Introduction

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 right-side up.

Santiago Dotor, 08 Nov 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, 08 Nov 2001

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

Dirk Schönberger, 19-26 Nov 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 Nov 2001