|Elevation||470 m (1,540 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+3)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+2)|
Al-Ma'bada or al-Mu'abbadah (Arabic: المعبدة; Kurdish: Girkê Legê) is a city of Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Ma'bada had a population of 15,759 in the 2004 census. The majority of the population is Kurdish, but the Ba'athist Party under Hafez al-Assad changed the name of the city to al-Ma'bada. The city is 35 kilometres from the Iraqi border and 15 kilometres from the Turkish border.
On 24 July, the PYD announced that Syrian security forces withdrew from al-Ma'bada. The YPG forces afterwards took control of all government institutions and the city is fully under the PYD's control.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (Arabic)
- "Girke Lege Becomes Sixth Kurdish City Liberated in Syria". Rudaw. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "Syrian Crisis Brings a Blessing for Kurds". Inter Press Service. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
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