Shaykh al-Hadid

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Shaykh al-Hadid
شيخ الحديد
Shaykh al-Hadid is located in Syria
Shaykh al-Hadid
Shaykh al-Hadid
Coordinates: 36°30′4″N 36°35′52″E / 36.50111°N 36.59778°E / 36.50111; 36.59778
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo Governorate
District Afrin District
Nahiyah Shaykh al-Hadid
de facto  Rojava
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 5,063
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Shaykh al-Hadid (Arabic: شيخ الحديد‎, also spelled Sheikh Hadid, Sheikh El-Hadid) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Afrin District of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo near the border with Turkey. Nearby localities include Kafr Safra to the south and Darmashkanli to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Shaykh al-Hadid had a population of 5,063 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Kurdish.

Shaykh al-Hadid is the administrative center of Nahiya Shaykh al-Hadid of the Afrin District.