Jableh District

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Jableh District (Arabic: منطقة جبلة‎ / ALA-LC: Minṭaqat Jablah) is a district (mantiqah) of the Latakia Governorate in Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 196,171.[1] The centre of the district is the city of Jableh.

Latakia and the surrounding districts became a separate autonomous state under a Mandate given to France by the League of Nations and remained so for two years until its incorporation into the larger, French Mandate of Syria in 1923. It was known intermittently as the "Alawite State" after its majority of inhabitants, who happen to be Alawites.

Agriculture has remained the most important economic sector in the province, with citrus fruits, apples, and olives being the main cash crops. Tourism mostly from the Persian Gulf States is also a major source of income for the inhabitants during the summer season.

Divisions[edit]

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

  • Jableh nahiyah (ناحية جبلة): population 107,064.[2]
  • Ayn al-Sharqiyah nahiyah (ناحية عين الشرقية): population 16,800.[3]
  • Al-Qutailibiyah nahiyah (ناحية القطيلبية): population 32,582.[4]
  • Ayn Shiqaq nahiyah (ناحية عين شقاق): population 16,031.[5]
  • Daliyah nahiyah (ناحية دالية): population 13,608.[6]
  • Beit Yashout nahiyah (ناحية بيت ياشوط): population 10,086.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 official census
  2. ^ "Jableh nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Ayn al-Sharqiyah nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Qutailbiyah nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Ayn Shqaq nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Daliyah nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  7. ^ "Beit Yashut nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20.