Rmelan

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Rmelan

Rimêlan
رميلان
Rmelan
Rmelan
Rmelan is located in Syria
Rmelan
Rmelan
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 37°0′N 41°57′E / 37.000°N 41.950°E / 37.000; 41.950
Country Syria
Governorateal-Hasakah
Districtal-Malikiyah
SubdistrictMa'badah (ناحية المعبدة)
Founded1956
Area
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2009 est.)
 • Total11,500
 • Ethnicities
Arab Kurd Assyrian
 • Religions
Islam Christianity
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)052

Rmelan (Arabic: رميلان‎,[1] Kurdish: Rimêlan‎)[2] is a town in the al-Hasakah Governorate in the northeast of Syria. Administratively part of the Ma'badah nahiyah of al-Malikiyah District, the town is located 900 km northeast of the capital Damascus, 165 km northeast of the governorate capital al-Hasakah, 70 km east of Qamishli, 30 km southwest of the district centre al-Malikiyah and 0.5 km southwest of the sub-district centre Ma'badah. It has an area of 5 km² and a population of 11,500, based on the 2009 official estimate.[3]

The town is famous for being one of the major centres of oil production in Syria. The first oil exploration works in Rmelan started in 1934. However, the town was founded in 1956 along with the discovery of the first oil well in the region, in the area of Karatchok. Later in 1959, the as-Suwaydiyah oil field was also discovered.[4]

The town has a well-developed infrastructure including 22 km of roads, public parks, swimming pools, family clubs, cinema halls and cultural centres. The Town has a large airport that was originally a small agricultural airport, Abu Hajar Airport. It is now being used by the United States for military and civilian use. The town is also home to the Ommal Rmelan (Rmelan Labours) football club. They participate in the third division of the Syrian Football League and play their home games at the Rmelan Municipal Stadium. The population of the town is of mixed Arab, Kurd and Assyrian ethnicities. Many workers from other Syrian regions also reside in Rmelan. The constitutional conferences of the Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria in 2014 and in 2016 have been held in Rmelan.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "اختتام دورة فكرية لمجلس الشبيبة في الـPYD" (in Arabic). Retrieved 24 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "K-055 Rimêlan, Syria". Retrieved 24 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Rmelan, the town that never sleeps
  4. ^ Rmelan petrol production in Syria
  5. ^ "A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard". New York Times. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Power to the people: a Syrian experiment in democracy". Financial Times. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2016-06-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "The Kurds' Democratic Experiment". New York Times. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?". The Guardian. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Regaining hope in Rojava". Slate. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "American Leftists Need to Pay More Attention to Rojava". Slate. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "The Revolution in Rojava". Dissent. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "The Rojava revolution". OpenDemocracy. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Statement from the Academic Delegation to Rojava". New Compass. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2016-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Syria civil war: Kurds declare federal region in north". Aljazeera. 17 March 2016.
  15. ^ Bradley, Matt; Albayrak, Ayla; Ballout, Dana. "Kurds Declare 'Federal Region' in Syria, Says Official". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  16. ^ "Second day of Northern Syria Constituent Assembly conference takes place". Hawar News Agency. 28 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Syrian Kurdish groups, allies say approve blueprint for federal system". Reuters. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2017-01-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "'Rojava' no longer exists, 'Northern Syria' adopted instead". Kurdistan24. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-01-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 37°00′N 41°57′E / 37.000°N 41.950°E / 37.000; 41.950