Regions of North and East Syria

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Regions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
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The regions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria: Afrin (yellow), Euphrates (violet and red), Jazira (green), Raqqa (purple), Tabqa (pink), Manbij (light blue), Deir ez-Zor (dark blue).
LocationNortheastern Syria
CreatedJanuary 29, 2014
Number7 (regions)

The de facto autonomous region of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is divided into several self-governing regions. Afrin, Jazira and Kobanî cantons were first established in January 2014 and were envisioned as sub-divisions for a "future decentralized system of federal governance in Syria."[1] The three cantons were later reorganized into three regions with subordinate cantons, areas, districts and communes. In September 2018, the regions of Raqqa, Tabqa, Manbij and Deir ez-Zor were incorporated into the de facto autonomous region as well.

In March 2016, the Shahba region was organized, however it was later formed into a canton of the Afrin region. Elections for the local councils of the local councils of the Jazira Region, Euphrates Region and Afrin Region were held in December 2017.[2]

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List[edit]

Regions Official name (languages) Capital Largest city
Jazira Jazira Region
Qamishli[Note 1]
al-Hasakah[Note 2]
Euphrates Euphrates Region
Kobanî
Afrin Afrin Region
Tell Rifaat
Raqqa Raqqa Region
Raqqa
Tabqa Tabqa Region
Tabqa
Manbij Manbij Region
Manbij
Deir ez-Zor Deir ez-Zor Region
Jazrat al-Buhamid Hajin

Admission of new regions[edit]

The Rojava cantons as they were originally established in January 2014.

Article 7 of the Constitution of the de facto autonomous region states:[1]

All cities, towns and villages in Syria which accede to this Charter may form Cantons falling within Autonomous Regions.

The YPG has controlled Sheikh Maqsood since 2012, but this territory has never been officially incorporated into the region's administration.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Qamishli is the capital of the entire autonomous region. The Syrian government still maintains control over parts of the city.
  2. ^ Rojava controls approximately 95% of al-Hasakah. The Syrian government retains control over the Hasakah Security Box.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charter of the Social Contract". January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  2. ^ http://en.hawarnews.com/electoral-commission-publish-video-of-elections-2nd-stage/