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Considered one of the world’s oldest cities, Damascus today has about 3 million residents. The Syrian capital, in the west of the country 80 km from the Mediterranean coast, is bordered to the north and west by mountainous regions. Damascus, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1979, has managed to preserve an Old City with high heritage value. The city authorities are striving to make it safe, accessible and attractive.