The 14 governorates of Syria
, or muhafazat
), are divided into 65 districts, or manatiq
), including the city of Damascus
. The districts are further divided into 281 subdistricts, or nawahi
Each district bears the same name as its 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.
List of districts
The 65 districts are listed below by governorate (with capital districts in bold
text). The city of Damascus functions as a governorate, a district and a subdistrict. Parts of Quneitra Governorate
have been under Israeli occupation
since 1967 (see Golan Heights
Districts of Syria
* - a newly created district since 2010, formerly belonging to Homs District
North East Syria
* - includes Aleppo City
** - a newly created district since 2008, formerly belonging to Mount Simeon District
*** - a newly created district since 2009, formerly belonging to Al-Bab District
South West Syria
* - a newly created district since 2009, formerly belonging to Markaz Rif Dimashq District and parts of Al-Zabadani District
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