Baniyas District

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Baniyas District
منطقة بانياس
District
Map of Baniyas District within Tartus Governorate
Map of Baniyas District within Tartus Governorate
Coordinates (Baniyas): 35°10′56″N 35°56′25″E / 35.1822°N 35.9403°E / 35.1822; 35.9403Coordinates: 35°10′56″N 35°56′25″E / 35.1822°N 35.9403°E / 35.1822; 35.9403
Country  Syria
Governorate Tartus
Seat Baniyas
Subdistricts 7 nawāḥī
Area
 • Total 581.30 km2 (224.44 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 174,233
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Geocode SY1002

Baniyas District (Arabic: منطقة بانياس‎, translit. manṭiqat Bāniyās‎) is a district of the Tartus Governorate in northwestern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Baniyas. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 174,233.[1]The estimated population of the Alawites of Baniyas is approximately 105 thousand, while the number of Sunni population is estimated at 45 thousand, in addition to 20 thousand Christians, according to the Syrian network for human rights.[2]

Sub-districts[edit]

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

  • Baniyas Nahiyah (ناحية بانياس): population 94,832.[3]
  • Al-Rawda Nahiyah (ناحية الروضة): population 11,688.[4]
  • Al-Annazah Nahiyah (ناحية العنازة): population 18,446.[5]
  • Al-Qadmus Nahiyah (ناحية القدموس): population 22,370.[6]
  • Hammam Wasel Nahiyah (ناحية حمّام واصل): population 8,522.[7]
  • Al-Tawahin Nahiyah (ناحية الطواحين): population 10,024.[8]
  • Talin Nahiyah (ناحية تالين): population 8,351.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Aljiblawi, Husam. "Baniyas Wrestles Alone with a Demographic Change Plan". Enab Baladi English. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Baniyas nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Ar-Rawdah nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Al-Anazah nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Al-Qadmus nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Hammam Wasel nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Al-Tawahin nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  9. ^ "Talin nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02.