Districts of Syria

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The 14 governorates of Syria, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah), are divided into 65 districts, or manatiq (sing. mintaqah), including the city of Damascus. The districts are further divided into 281 subdistricts, or nawahi (sing. nahiya).[1] The district bears the same name as the district capital.

Districts and subdistricts are administered by officials appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the minister of the interior. These officials work with elected district councils to attend to assorted local needs and serve as intermediaries between central government authority and traditional local leaders, such as village chiefs, clan leaders, and councils of elders.

The districts are listed below by governorate (with capital districts in bold text). The city of Damascus is a governorate, district and subdistrict in the same time. Note that parts that of the Quneitra Governorate are under Israeli occupation since 1967 (see Golan Heights).

List of districts[edit]

Syria is divided into a total of 65 districts:

Aleppo Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg
Aleppo
Mount Simeon
Ayn al-Arab
Atarib
Afrin
Al-Bab
Dayr Ḥafir
As-Safira
Azaz
Jarabulus
Manbij

Damascus Governorate[edit]

Districts of damascus.png

Daraa Governorate[edit]

Al-Sanamayn
Izra'
Capital city marker.svg Daraa

Deir ez-Zor Governorate[edit]

Mayadin
Al-Bukamal
Capital city marker.svg Deir ez-Zor

Hama Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg Hama
Al-Suqaylabiyah
Masyaf
Muhardeh
Salamiyah

Al-Hasakah Governorate[edit]

Al Qamishli
Ra's al-'Ayn
Al-Malikiyah
Capital city marker.svg Al-Hasakah

Homs Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg Homs
Palmyra
Al-Mukharram
Talkalakh
Al-Rastan
Al-Qusayr

Idlib Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg Idlib
Arihah
Harem
Jisr ash-Shugur
Ma'arrat al-Numan

Latakia Governorate[edit]

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Latakia
Jableh
Qardaha
Al-Haffah

Quneitra Governorate[edit]

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Quneitra
Fiq

Ar-Raqqah Governorate[edit]

Al-Thawrah
Tal Abyad
Capital city marker.svg Ar-Raqqah

Rif Dimashq Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg
Al-Qutayfah
Markaz
Rif Dimashq
Al-Nabk
Al-Tall
Darayya
Duma
Qatana
Yabrud
Zabadani

As-Suwayda Governorate[edit]

Shahba
Salkhad
Capital city marker.svg Al-Suwayda

Tartus Governorate[edit]

Capital city marker.svg
Tartus
Duraykish
Baniyas
Shaykh Badr
Safita

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syria Description 2003" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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