An-Nabek District

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An-Nabek District (yellow) within Rif Dimashq. The small enclosed uncolored area is Damascus Governorate.

An-Nabek District (Arabic: منطقة النبك‎) is a district (mantiqah) of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. At the 2004 official census, the district had a population of 80,001.[1] The centre of the district is the city of An-Nabek.

The area of the district is also known as Qalamoun (also transliterated as Qalamun, Qalamūn, Kalamon and Kalamoun).[2]


The district of An-Nabek is divided into three sub-districts or nawāḥī (population according to 2004 official census):

  • An-Nabek nahiyah (ناحية النبك): population 50,747.[3]
  • Deir Atiyah nahiyah (ناحية دير عطية): population 15,006.[4]
  • Qara nahiyah (ناحية قارة): population 14,248.[5]

Localities in An-Nabek District[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of an-Nabek:[6]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
An-Nabek النبك 32,548 An-Nabek
Qara قارة 12,508 Qara
Deir Atiyah دير عطية 10,984 Deir Atiyah
Flitah (Meshrefah) (فليطة (مشرفة 6,475 An-Nabek
al-Sahel السحل 5,677 An-Nabek
al-Jarajir الجراجير 4,022 Deir Atiyah
al-Qastal القسطل 3,486 An-Nabek
Qaldoun al-Marah قلدون المراح 2,561 An-Nabek
al-Humayra الحميرة 1,740 Qara


  1. ^ 2004 official census. Archive.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "An-Nabek nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Deir Atiyah nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Qara nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^

Coordinates: 34°1′N 36°43′E / 34.017°N 36.717°E / 34.017; 36.717