Al-Zabadani District

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al-Zabadani District
منطقة الزبداني
District
Map of al-Zabadani District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Map of al-Zabadani District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (al-Zabadani): 33°43′N 36°05′E / 33.72°N 36.08°E / 33.72; 36.08Coordinates: 33°43′N 36°05′E / 33.72°N 36.08°E / 33.72; 36.08
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq
Seat al-Zabadani
Subdistricts 3 nawāḥī
Area
 • Total 393.42 km2 (151.90 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 63,780
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Geocode SY0307

al-Zabadani District (Arabic: منطقة الزبداني‎, translit. manṭiqat al-Zabadani‎) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of al-Zabadani. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 63,780.[1]

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 Qudsaya District.[2]

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

Sub-districts[edit]

The district of al-Zabadani is divided into three sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of al-Zabadani District
Code Name Area Population
SY030700 al-Zabadani nahiyah 178.67 km² 40,613
SY030701 Madaya nahiyah 93.37 km² 13,692
SY030702 Serghaya nahiyah 121.37 km² 9,475

Settlements[edit]

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities make up the district of al-Zabadani:[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
    Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ New presidential decree to form Qudsaya district