Dayr Hafir

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Dayr Hafir
دير حافر
Dayr Hafir is located in Syria
Dayr Hafir
Dayr Hafir
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 36°09′N 37°42′E / 36.150°N 37.700°E / 36.150; 37.700
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Dayr Hafir
Subdistrict Dayr Hafir
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
 • Total 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 18,948

Dayr Hafir (Arabic: دير حافر‎ / ALA-LC: Dayr Ḥāfir) is a Syrian town in the Aleppo Governorate, 50 kilometers east of Aleppo on the Aleppo-Raqqah highway, 15 kilometers to the north of Sabkhat al-Jabbul. It is the regional centre of Dayr Hafir District. In the 2004 official census, the town of Dayr Hafir had a population of 18,948. The town is home to an archeological site dating back to the 9th millennium BC.

Dayr Hafir is still a rural community in its majority.