Regions of North and East Syria
|Regions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria|
|Created||January 29, 2014|
The de facto autonomous region of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is divided into several self-governing regions. Afrin, Jazira and Kobanî cantons were first established in January 2014 and were envisioned as sub-divisions for a "future decentralized system of federal governance in Syria." The three cantons were later reorganized into three regions with subordinate cantons, areas, districts and communes. In September 2018, the regions of Raqqa, Tabqa, Manbij and Deir ez-Zor were incorporated into the de facto autonomous region as well.
In March 2016, the Shahba region was organized, however it was later formed into a canton of the Afrin region. Elections for the local councils of the local councils of the Jazira Region, Euphrates Region and Afrin Region were held in December 2017.
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politics and government of
Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
|Regions||Official name (languages)||Capital||Largest city|
|Deir ez-Zor Region||Jazrat al-Buhamid||Hajin|
Admission of new regions
Article 7 of the Constitution of the de facto autonomous region states:
- All cities, towns and villages in Syria which accede to this Charter may form Cantons falling within Autonomous Regions.
- Qamishli is the capital of the entire autonomous region. The Syrian government still maintains control over parts of the city.
- Rojava controls approximately 95% of al-Hasakah. The Syrian government retains control over the Hasakah Security Box.
- "Charter of the Social Contract". January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2017.