List of populated places in as-Suwayda Governorate

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As-Suwayda Governorate is one of Syria's 14 governorates (provinces). It has an area of 5,550 km². Its capital and major town is As-Suwayda.

The governorate has a population of about 346,000 inhabitants (est. 2007).[1] The inhabitants of the governorate are predominantly Druze with Greek orthodox minority, there is also a small Muslim community.

Most of the inhabitants live in the western parts of the governorate, in Jabal al-Druze and Leja regions. Only nomadic Bedouin tribes live in the eastern parts, which constitute a barren rocky desert.

The governorate is divided into 3 districts (manatiq): As-Suwayda District, Salkhad District and Shahba District. These are further divided into 9 sub-districts (nawahi).

There are 3 cities, 124 villages and 36 hamlets in the governorate.[1]

English name Arabic name District Population Elevation Location
Al-Ajailat العجيلات As-Suwayda District 1,500 32°45′48″N 36°46′50″E / 32.76333°N 36.78056°E / 32.76333; 36.78056 (Al-Ajailat)
Al-Kefr الكفر As-Suwayda District 1360 m 32°38′0″N 36°38′30″E / 32.63333°N 36.64167°E / 32.63333; 36.64167 (Al-Kefr)
Ariqah عريقة Shahba District 3,000 800 m 32°53′10″N 36°28′50″E / 32.88611°N 36.48056°E / 32.88611; 36.48056 (Ariqah)
As-Suwayda السويداء As-Suwayda District 63,324 1095 m 32°42′0″N 36°34′0″E / 32.70000°N 36.56667°E / 32.70000; 36.56667 (As-Suwayda)
Dama داما Shahba District 725 m 32°57′10″N 36°25′50″E / 32.95278°N 36.43056°E / 32.95278; 36.43056 (Dama)
Imtan امتان Salkhad District 2,600 1189 m 32°25′0″N 36°49′0″E / 32.41667°N 36.81667°E / 32.41667; 36.81667 (Imtan)
Qanawat قنوات As-Suwayda District 1200 m 32°45′20″N 36°37′0″E / 32.75556°N 36.61667°E / 32.75556; 36.61667 (Qanawat)
Salkhad صلخد Salkhad District 15,000 1350 m 32°29′30″N 36°42′40″E / 32.49167°N 36.71111°E / 32.49167; 36.71111 (Salkhad)
Shahba شهبا Shahba District 32°51′15″N 36°37′45″E / 32.85417°N 36.62917°E / 32.85417; 36.62917 (Shahbad)
Shaqqa شقا Shahba District 8,000 1070 m 32°53′50″N 36°41′50″E / 32.89722°N 36.69722°E / 32.89722; 36.69722 (Shaqqa)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-04-05.