Districts of Syria

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The 14 Governorates of Syria, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah), of Syria are divided into 65 districts, or manatiq (sing. mintaqah), including the city of Damascus. The districts are further divided into 281 subdistricts, or nawahi (sing. nahiya).1 The district bears the same name as the district capital.

Districts and subdistricts are administered by officials appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the minister of the interior. These officials work with elected district councils to attend to assorted local needs and serve as intermediaries between central government authority and traditional local leaders, such as village chiefs, clan leaders, and councils of elders.

The city of Damascus is a governorate, district and sub-district in the same time.

Note that parts that used to be within the Quneitra Governorate are under Israeli control since 1967 (see Golan Heights).

List of districts

Syria is divided into a total of 65 districts:

Aleppo Governorate

Damascus Governorate

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Daraa Governorate

Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Hama Governorate

Al-Hasakah Governorate

Homs Governorate

Idlib Governorate

Latakia Governorate

Quneitra Governorate

Ar-Raqqah Governorate

Rif Dimashq Governorate

As-Suwayda Governorate

Tartus Governorate

See also


  1. ^ "Syria Description 2003" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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