Deir ez-Zor Governorate

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Deir ez-Zor Governorate
مُحافظة دير الزور
Governorate
Map of Syria with Deir ez-Zor highlighted
Map of Syria with Deir ez-Zor highlighted
Coordinates (Deir ez-Zor): 35°20′10″N 40°08′42″E / 35.336°N 40.145°E / 35.336; 40.145Coordinates: 35°20′10″N 40°08′42″E / 35.336°N 40.145°E / 35.336; 40.145
Country  Syria
Capital Deir ez-Zor
Manatiq (Districts) 3
Area
 • Total 33,060 km2 (12,760 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,239,000
 • Density 37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-DY
Main language(s) Arabic

Deir ez-Zor Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة دير الزور‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dayr az-Zawr) is one of the fourteen governorates of Syria. It is situated in eastern Syria, bordering Iraq. It has an area of 33,060 km² and a population of 1,202,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Deir ez-Zor.[1]

Districts[edit]

The governorate is divided into 3 districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into 14 sub-districts (nawahi).

Operation Orchard[edit]

Deir ez-Zor was also the location of Israel's execution of Operation Orchard on September 6, 2007. Israel bombed a northern Syrian complex near which was suspected of holding nuclear materials from North Korea.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City Population: Syria". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Mahnaimi, Uzi; Baxter, Sarah (2007-09-23). "Israelis ‘Israelis seized nuclear material in Syrian raid’". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • edeiralzor The First Complete website for Deir ez-Zor news and services