Sharran

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Sharran
شران
Town
Sharran is located in Syria
Sharran
Sharran
Coordinates: 36°37′23″N 36°56′11″E / 36.62306°N 36.93639°E / 36.62306; 36.93639
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo Governorate
DistrictAfrin District
NahiyahSharran
ControlSyrian opposition Turkish-backed
Free Syrian Army
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Town2,596
 • Metro13,632[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sharran (Arabic: شران‎, also spelled Sharan or Shiran) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo near the Turkish border. Nearby localities include Azaz and Qatma to the east and Afrin to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sharran had a population of 2,596 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Sharran nahiyah of the Afrin District consisting of 35 villages with a combined population of 13,632.[1] On March 6, 2018, the town came under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army.

Sharran is the administrative center of Nahiya Sharran of the Afrin District.

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