Quneitra Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة القنيطرة / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Al-Qunayṭrah) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in southern Syria, notable for the location of the Golan Heights.
Governorate borders Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. Its area varies, according to different sources, from 685 km² to 1,861 km². The governorate has a population of 87,000 (at the 2010 estimate). The nominal capital is the now abandoned city of Quneitra. Most of the governorate was captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and 1973 Yom Kippur War (called the October War in Arab countries) and now forms the contentious Israeli-occupiedGolan Heights.
Since the eruption of the Syrian Civil War, the Quneitra Governorate, including the UN-observed neutral zone was subject to severe clashes between Syrian rebels and government troops.