Izra District

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Izra' District (Arabic: منطقة ازرع‎‎) is a district (mantiqah) administratively belonging to Daraa Governorate, Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 246,804. Its administrative centre is the city of Izra'. Most of the land was bought by the KKL/JNF in the early 20th century,[1] and is thus claimed by Israel against Syria. Such information was brought to the debating plenum by Ehud Olmert during the 2008 Peace Negotiations, between Israeli and Syrian Governments.[2]


The district of Izra' is divided into six sub-districts or Nāḥiyas (population according to 2004 official census):

  • Izra Nahiyah (ناحية ازرع): population 56,760.[3]
  • Jasim Nahiyah (ناحية جاسم): population 39,624.[4]
  • Al-Hirak Nahiyah (ناحية الحراك): population 40,979.[5]
  • Nawa Nahiyah (ناحية نوى): population 57,404.
  • Al-Shaykh Maskin Nahiyah (ناحية الشيخ مسكين): population 34,370.[6]
  • Tasil Nahiyah (ناحية تسيل): population 17,778.[7]