Hama Governorate

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Map of Syria with Hama highlighted
Map of Syria with Hama highlighted
Coordinates (Hama): 35°12′N 37°12′E / 35.2°N 37.2°E / 35.2; 37.2Coordinates: 35°12′N 37°12′E / 35.2°N 37.2°E / 35.2; 37.2
Country  Syria
Capital Hama
Manatiq (Districts) 5
 • Total 8,883 km2 (3,430 sq mi)
  Estimates range between 8,844 km² and 8,883 km²
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,628,000
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-HM
Main language(s) Arabic

Hama Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة حماة‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Ḥamā) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western-central Syria. Its area depends on sources. It varies from 8,844 km²[1] to 8,883 km².[2] Governorate has a population of 1,593,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Hama.

Land use and agriculture[edit]

Hama is an important agricultural and industrial center in Syria, with 3,680 square kilometres (1,420 sq mi), over a third of the governorate's area, under cultivation. The governorate produces over half of the national crop of potatoes and pistachio nuts, as well as growing a variety of other vegetables. Livestock ranching is also common in the governorate.


The governorate is divided into five districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into 22 sub-districts (nawahi).


External links[edit]

  • ehama The First Complete website for hama news and services