Jarabulus

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Jarabulus
جرابلس
Jarabulus is located in Syria
Jarabulus
Jarabulus
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.817°N 38.017°E / 36.817; 38.017
Country Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Jarabulus
Subdistrict Jarabulus
Elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 11,570

Jarabulus (Arabic: جرابلس‎ / ALA-LC: Jarābulus; North Syrian Arabic: Jrāblos), is a Syrian city administratively belonging to Aleppo Governorate. Jarabulus, also known as Jerablus, has an altitude of 367 m asl and lies on the western bank of the river Euphrates. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), it had a population of 11,570 in the 2004 census.[1] It is located North of the Lake Assad, just South of the Syrian-Turkish border.

The original AD 18th century form of the toponym seems to have been "Djerabis", later found however as "Djeraboolos" or "Djerablus", probably deriving from a Hierapolis (which is modern Manbij to the South-West). In the Bronze and Iron Ages the archaeological site lying just North of Jarabulus (half of which is now in Turkey) was called "Karkemish", in Greek and Roman times the ancient name of the city was "Europos" (Εὐρωπός), which must have been at the origin of the modern form of the toponym Jerabis.

On July 20, 2012, the Syrian opposition took it over along with its border post with Turkey.

On January 18, 2014, the town came under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Two days later they cut the Water supply to the Kurdish controlled city of Kobane.

References[edit]

  • Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

Coordinates: 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.817°N 38.017°E / 36.817; 38.017