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Deir ez-Zor

دير الزور

Deir Ezzor, Deir Azzor
A collage of Deir ez-Zor
A collage of Deir ez-Zor
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Deir ez-Zor District
Government
 • Type Governorate
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2004 census)
 • City 211,857
 • Metro
239,196
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EET)
Area code(s) 051

Deir ez-Zor , also spelled Dayr al-Zawr, Der Ezzor, Deir Azzor, and other variants (Arabic: دير الزور; Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ, Armenian: Տէր Զօր, Դեր Զոր, Ter Zor), is the 7th largest city in Syria and the largest in the eastern part of Syria. It is the capital of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. There were 211,857 people in 2004. It is on the shores of Euphrates River.

The city is famous for the Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge across the Euphrates. It was completed in 1927. The Deir ez-Zor Museum keeps thousands of items collected from nearby archeological sites in Northern Mesopotamia. Main campuses of Al-Furat University and Al-Jazeera University are also there.

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