Daraa Governorate

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Dara`a Governorate
مُحافظة درعا
Governorate
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Coordinates (Daraa): 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2Coordinates: 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2
Country  Syria
Capital Daraa
Manatiq (Districts) 3
Area
 • Total 3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,027,000
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-DR
Main language(s) Arabic

Dara`a Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة درعا‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dar‘ā ) is one of the fourteen Governorates of Syria. It is situated in the south-west of the country and covers an area of 3,730 km². It is bordered by Jordan to the south, Quneitra Governorate to the west, Rif Dimashq Governorate to the north and Al-Suwayda Governorate to the east. The governorate has a population of 998,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is the city of Daraa.

Several clashes have occurred within the governorate throughout the Syrian civil war.

Districts[edit]

The governorate is divided into 3 districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into 17 sub-districts (nawahi).

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