Darayya District

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

Darayya District (Arabic: منطقة داريا‎) is a district (mantiqah) administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. At the 2004 official census, the district had a population of 260,961.[1] Its administrative centre is the city of Darayya.


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

  • Darayya Nahiyah (ناحية داريا): population 131,501.[2]
  • Sahnaya Nahiyah (ناحية صحنايا): population 44,512.[3]
  • Al-Hajar al-Aswad Nahiyah (ناحية الحجر الأسود): population 84,948.[4]

Localities in Darayya District[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of Darayya:[5]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
al-Hajar al-Aswad الحجر الأسود 84,948 Al-Hajar al-Aswad
Darayya داريا 78,763 Darayya
Muadamiyat al-Sham معضمية الشام 52,738 Darayya
Ashrafiyat Sahnaya أشرفية صحنايا 30,519 Sahnaya
Sahnaya صحنايا 13,993 Sahnaya


  1. ^ 2004 official census
  2. ^ "Darayya nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Sahnaya nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Al-Hajar al-Aswad nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ http://www.cbssyr.org/General%20census/census%202004/pop-man.pdf

Coordinates: 33°27′N 36°15′E / 33.450°N 36.250°E / 33.450; 36.250