Idlib Governorate

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Idlib Governorate
مُحافظة ادلب
Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
Coordinates (Idlib): 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7Coordinates: 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7
Country  Syria
Capital Idlib
Manatiq (Districts) 5
 • Total 6,097 km2 (2,354 sq mi)
  Estimates range between 5,933 km² and 6,097 km²
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,501,000
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-ID
Main language(s) Arabic

Idlib Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة ادلب‎‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Idlib) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in northwestern Syria, bordering Turkey. Its area depends on sources - estimated vary from 5,933 km² [1] to 6,097 km².[2] The Governorate has a population of 1,464,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Idlib.


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

The governorate is divided into five districts (manatiq):

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

Civil War[edit]

As of late February 2016, the governorate is almost entirely under control of the Syrian rebels together with Al-Nusra, bar a small government pocket controlling the towns of Fu'ah and Kafraya just outside Idlib city.


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