Deir ez-Zor Governorate
|Deir ez-Zor Governorate
مُحافظة دير الزور
Map of Syria with Deir ez-Zor highlighted
|Coordinates (Deir ez-Zor): Coordinates:|
|• Total||33,060 km2 (12,760 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-DY|
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.
These are further divided into 14 sub-districts (nawahi).
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.
- "City Population: Syria". Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Mahnaimi, Uzi; Baxter, Sarah (2007-09-23). "Israelis ‘Israelis seized nuclear material in Syrian raid’". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- edeiralzor The First Complete website for Deir ez-Zor news and services
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