Al-Zabadani District

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Zabadani District (yellow) within Rif Dimashq. The small enclosed uncolored area is Damascus Governorate.

Al-Zabadani District (Arabic: منطقة الزبداني‎) is a district (mantiqah) administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. At the 2004 official census, the district had a population of 63,780.[1] Its administrative centre is the city of Al-Zabadani.

Until February 2009, the sub-districts of Ayn al-Fijah and Al-Dimas were part of Al-Zabadani District before being incorporated to form the newly established district of Qudsaya.[2]

The town-resort of Bloudan in the Al-Zabadani district is a favourite tourist destination for locals and foreigners.


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

  • Al-Zabadani Nahiyah (ناحية الزبداني): population 40,613.[3]
  • Madaya Nahiyah (ناحية مضايا): population 13,692.[4]
  • Serghaya Nahiyah (ناحية سرغايا): population 9,475.[5]

Localities in Al-Zabadani District[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of Al-Zabadani:[6]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
Al-Zabadani الزبداني 26,285 Al-Zabadani
Madaya مضايا 9,371 Madaya
Serghaya سرغايا 7,501 Serghaya
al-Rawdah (al-Batrounah) (الروضة (البطرونة 4,536 Al-Zabadani
Souq Wadi Barada سوق وادي بردى 3,678 Al-Zabadani
Bloudan بلودان 3,101 Al-Zabadani
Hurayra هريرة 2,455 Madaya
Ain Hawr عين حور 1,974 Serghaya
Baqin بقين 1,866 Madaya
Kafr al-Awamid كفر العواميد 1,588 Al-Zabadani
Barheliya برهليا 821 Al-Zabadani
Hosh Bajed حوش بجد 604 Al-Zabadani


Coordinates: 33°43′N 36°5′E / 33.717°N 36.083°E / 33.717; 36.083