Rajo, Syria

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Rajo
راجو
Town
Rajo is located in Syria
Rajo
Rajo
Coordinates: 36°30′4″N 36°35′52″E / 36.50111°N 36.59778°E / 36.50111; 36.59778
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo Governorate
District Afrin District
Nahiyah Rajo
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 21,955
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rajo (Arabic: راجو‎, Kurdish: Reco) or Raju is a town in Afrin District, Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Rajo is the center of a sub-district of the same name with approximately 65 villages and farms around it. The town has around 4,000 inhabitants while the total population of the sub-district is 21,955 (2004 official census).

Rajo is an old settlement that lies on the Baylan plateau to the west of Kurd Mountain. The name Rajo originated from an old Kurdish family of the same name of the trunk Schaykh(k)an. Over Rajo, the Baghdad Railway runs since 1912.

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Coordinates: 36°40′01″N 36°40′01″E / 36.667°N 36.667°E / 36.667; 36.667