Jarabulus District

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Jarabulus District
منطقة جرابلس
Jarabulus District in Syria
Location of Jarabulus District within Aleppo Governorate
Coordinates (Jarabulus): 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.82°N 38.02°E / 36.82; 38.02Coordinates: 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.82°N 38.02°E / 36.82; 38.02
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
Seat Jarabulus
Subdistricts 2 nawāḥī
 • Total 607.48 km2 (234.55 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1] 58,889
Geocode SY0208

Jarabulus District (Arabic: منطقة جرابلس‎, translit. manṭiqat Ğarābulus) is a district of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria, on the border with Turkey. The administrative centre is the city of Jarabulus.

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 58,889.[1] Ethnically, it is composed of Turkmens, Arabs and Kurds.[2][3][4] The city of Jarabulus had an Armenian minority until the early 1970s when most of them moved to Aleppo.[citation needed]

The Euphrates river enters Syria from Turkey in Jarabulus.


The district of Jarabulus is divided into two sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of Jarabulus District
Code Name Area Population Seat
SY020800 Jarabulus Nahiya 316.52 km² 41,575 Jarabulus
SY020801 Ghandoura Nahiya 290.95 km² 17,314 Ghandoura


  1. ^ a b c "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015.  Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ van Wilgenburg, Wladimir. "Kurdish Strategy Towards Ethnically-Mixed Areas in the Syrian Conflict". Terrorism Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 23. The Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Khalifa, Mustafa. "The impossible partition of Syria" (PDF). Thematic Studies. Arab Reform Initiative. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ SURİYE’DE GÜVENLİ BÖLGE TARTIŞMALARI: TÜRKİYE AÇISINDAN RİSKLER, FIRSATLAR VE SENARYOLAR (PDF) (in Turkish, English, and Arabic). ORTADOĞU STRATEJİK ARAŞTIRMALAR MERKEZİ. 2012. ISBN 978-605-4615-10-0. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.