Latakia District

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Coordinates: 35°32′N 35°47′E / 35.53°N 35.78°E / 35.53; 35.78 Latakia District (Arabic: منطقة اللاذقية‎ / ALA-LC: Minṭaqat al-Lādhiqīyah) is a district (mantiqah) of the Latakia Governorate in Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 526,888.[1] The centre of the district is the city of Latakia.

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 Latakia is divided into seven sub-districts or Nāḥiyas (population according to 2004 official census):

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 official census
  2. ^ "Latakia nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Bahluliyeh nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Rabi'a nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Ayn al-Bayda nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Qastal Ma'af nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  7. ^ "Kesab nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Hanadi nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20.