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Deir Ezzor

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This city can be summarized in three words : a town, a river and a bridge. The town is the only important urban center in the East of Syria. Its position, far from the capital and from the nerve-centers of the country, at the entrance to a vast and developing region, gives it a very considerable local importance and is enhancing its sense of its identity.The river is the Euphrates, lifeline of the region and a corridor of civilization throughout the ages. With the filling of Lake Al-Assad it has become possible to regulate its hitherto capricious flow and to make plans for new harvest. The bridge, or rather bridges - there are five of them - are the historic reason for the very existence of Deir Ezzor. Countless armies, conquerors and merchants have come this way.

320 km south-east of Aleppo, Deir al-Zor is the most important urban center in the east of Syria.Its river is the Euphrates, lifeline of the region and fount of civilisation throughout the ages.With the formation of Lake al-Assad, it is now possible to regulate its once capricious flow and to make plans for new harvests.

85 km south of Deir al-Zor, on the western bank of the Euphrates, is the archaeological site of the birthplace of Seleucus, near the Arab village of Salihiyeh.This was the historic town built by Seleucus Nicator, Alexander's lieutenant, the fortified town of Doura Europos.This town was closely linked with Palmyra, serving as an important forward-line of Defence against the Persians.

Towns Around The City

  1. Abu Kemal (G)

  2. Al-Thaura
  3. Dora

  4. Halabiyeh

  5. Mari

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