Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference,
Sufi Muslim communities in Syria,
World Heritage Sites in Danger,
Capitals of caliphates
Damascuscapital of SyriaDimashCity of jasminAl-Shami
An ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and one of the largest cities of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
Damascus is the capital of Syria; it became the country's largest city in the early 2010s, following the decline in population of Aleppo during the battle for the city.