Jarabulus District

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Jarabulus District, within the Aleppo Governorate.

Jarabulus District (Arabic: جرابلسĞarābulus, Turkish: Cerablus) is a district (mantiqah) administratively belonging to Aleppo Governorate, Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 58,889. Its administrative centre is the city of Jarabulus.

Ethnically, the district is composed of Turkmens, Arabs and Kurds.[1][2][3] 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 in Jarabulus.


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

  • Jarabulus Nahiyah (ناحية جرابلس): population 41,575.[4]
  • Ghandoura Nahiyah (ناحية غندورة): population 17,314.[5]


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  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Jarabulus nahiyah population
  5. ^ Ghandoura nahiyah population

Coordinates: 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.817°N 38.017°E / 36.817; 38.017