Districts of Syria

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The 14 governorates of Syria, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah), are divided into 65 districts, or manatiq (sing. mintaqah), including the city of Damascus. The districts are further divided into 281 subdistricts, or nawahi (sing. nahiya).[1] The district bears the same name as the district capital.

Districts and subdistricts are administered by officials appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the minister of the interior. These officials work with elected district councils to attend to assorted local needs and serve as intermediaries between central government authority and traditional local leaders, such as village chiefs, clan leaders, and councils of elders.

The districts are listed below by governorate (with capital districts in bold text). The city of Damascus is a governorate, district and subdistrict in the same time. Note that parts that of the Quneitra Governorate are under Israeli occupation since 1967 (see Golan Heights).

List of districts[edit]

Syria is divided into a total of 65 districts:

Aleppo Governorate[edit]

Damascus Governorate[edit]

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Daraa Governorate[edit]

Deir ez-Zor Governorate[edit]

Hama Governorate[edit]

Al-Hasakah Governorate[edit]

Homs Governorate[edit]

Idlib Governorate[edit]

Latakia Governorate[edit]

Quneitra Governorate[edit]

Ar-Raqqah Governorate[edit]

Rif Dimashq Governorate[edit]

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As-Suwayda Governorate[edit]

Tartus Governorate[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Syria Description 2003" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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