Tell Abyad District
|Tell Abyad District
منطقة تل أبيض
Location of Tell Abyad District within Raqqa Governorate
|Coordinates (Tell Abyad):|
|• Total||4,834.02 km2 (1,866.43 sq mi)|
Tell Abyad District (Arabic: منطقة تل أبيض, translit. manṭiqat Tall Abyaḍ; Kurdish: Devera Girê Spî) is a district of the Raqqa Governorate in northern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Tell Abyad.
At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 129,714. The majority of inhabitants are Sunni Arabs, with a considerable Kurdish minority. According to a Turkish writer, Kurds constitute 40-45% of the population; however, a Turkish authority estimated that Arabs and Turkmen constitute 98% of the population in the Tell Abyad area. According to Kurdish, Germany-based human rights group Kurdwatch, Tell Abyad is mainly populated by Arabs, while the environs of Tell Abyad, 15% of the population is Turkmen, 10% Kurdish and the rest being Arabs.
- Tell Abyad Subdistrict (ناحية تل أبيض): population 44,671.
- Suluk Subdistrict (ناحية سلوك): population 44,131
- Ayn Issa Subdistrict (ناحية عين عيسى): population 40,912.
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- "Ethnic cleansing in Tall Abyad?" (PDF). Kurdwatch. January 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Tal Abyad nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Suluk nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Ayn Issa nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
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