What is Aleppo?

  • (noun): A city in northwestern Syria.
    Synonyms: Alep


Aleppo (Arabic: حلب‎ / ALA-LC: Ḥalab, other names), located in northwestern Syria 310 kilometres (193 miles) from Damascus, is the largest city in Syria and serves as the capital of Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. With an official population of 2,132,100 (2004 census), it is also one of the largest cities in the Levant. For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after İstanbul and Cairo.

Read more about Aleppo.

Some articles on Aleppo:

List Of Schools In Syria - Aleppo
... Private schools Aleppo College Collège des Freres Maristes Lycée Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie Lycée Immaculée Conception d'Alep Collège Janne d'Arc Karen Jeppe Armenian College AGBU LNKG ...
Saint Elias Cathedral - Background
... Italian explorer Pietro Della Valle who visited Aleppo in 1625 and described it as one of the four churches that were built adjacent to each other in one yard with one gate, in the newly-created Jdeydeh ... time ever in the construction history of Aleppo, with the assistance of experts from Belgium ... of his death, and for his efforts in founding the Maronite library of Aleppo, the home of old valuable manuscripts ...
List Of Syrian Armenians - Business and Public Activism
... Agemian (1909, Aleppo – 1996, Neptune City, New Jersey), nationally known Armenian-American banker ... Boyajian (born 1940, Aleppo), American business leader and activist for Armenian causes ... Vatche Arslanian (1955, Aleppo – 2003, Baghdad), member of the Canadian Red Cross and head of logistics for the ICRC in Iraq during the 2003 invasion of Iraq ...
List Of Syrian Armenians - Entertainment
... Arto Der Haroutunian (1952, Aleppo – 1987, England), celebrated British-Armenian cook, restaurateur, architect, painter, poet and translator ... DJ Sedrak (1963, Aleppo – 2008, Yerevan), TV presenter and the first radio-DJ in Armenia, born as Setrag Davidian ... Charla Baklayan Faddoul (23 July 1976, Aleppo, Syria), reality star who appeared on The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race All-Stars with her cousin Mirna ...
Aleppo - Gallery
... Aleppo Souq az-Zirb Forty Martyrs Cathedral Khan al-Shouneh Throne hall of the citadel Bab al-Faraj clock tower Ancient Aleppo Al-Khandaq street Queiq River Aleppo at night General view from the ...