Qudsaya District

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Qudsaya District (yellow) within Rif Dimashq. The small enclosed uncolored area is Damascus Governorate.
Qudsaya nahiyah within Rif Dimashq
Ain al-Fijah nahiyah within Rif Dimashq
Al-Dimas nahiyah within Rif Dimashq

Qudsaya District (Arabic: منطقة قدسيا‎) is a district (mantiqah) administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria and located west of Damascus City and Mount Qasioun. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 105,974 people. Its administrative centre is the town of Qudsaya.

Until 2009, Qudsaya was a sub-district within Markaz Rif Dimashq District. In February 2009, the district of Qudsaya was formed, combining the former sub-district of Qudsaya with two sub-districts from the Zabadani District.[1]


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

  • Qudsaya Nahiyah (ناحية قدسيا): population 64,412[2]
  • Ain al-Fijah Nahiyah (ناحية عين الفيجة): population 19,584[3]
  • Al-Dimas Nahiyah (ناحية الديماس): population 21,978[4]

Localities in Qudsaya District[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of Qudsaya:[5]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
Qudsaya قدسيا 33,571 Qudsaya
al-Dimas الديماس 14,574 Al-Dimas
al-Hamah الهامة 10,045 Qudsaya
Dahiyat Qudsaya ضاحية قدسيا 9,500 Qudsaya
Jdeidat al-Wadi جديدة الوادي 5,227 Qudsaya
Deir Muqaran دير مقرن 4,803 Ain al-Fijah
Deir Qanun دير قانون 4,213 Ain al-Fijah
Kfeir al-Zayt كفير الزيت 4,170 Ain al-Fijah
Ain al-Fijah عين الفيجة 3,806 Ain al-Fijah
Kfeir Yabous كفير يابوس 3,801 Al-Dimas
Basimah بسيمة 2,812 Qudsaya
Ashrafiyat al-Wadi أشرفية الوادي 2,101 Qudsaya
al-Husseiniyah الحسينية 1,563 Ain al-Fijah
Jamraya جمرايا 1,156 Qudsaya
Mazraat Deir al-Ashayer مزرعة دير العشائر 1,107 Al-Dimas
Qura al-Assad قرى الأسد 1,067 Al-Dimas
Efra افرة 1,029 Ain al-Fijah
Jdeidat Yabous جديدة يابوس 994 Al-Dimas
Yabous يابوس 369 Al-Dimas
Maadar معدر 66 Al-Dimas


Coordinates: 33°32′N 36°13′E / 33.533°N 36.217°E / 33.533; 36.217