List of cities in Syria
The country of Syria is administratively subdivided into 14 governorates, which are sub-divided into 65 districts, which are further divided into 284 sub-districts.[1] Each of the governorates and districts has its own centre or capital city, except for Rif Dimashq Governorate and Markaz Rif Dimashq district. All the sub-districts have their own centres as well.[1]
Each district bears the same name as its administrative centre, with the exception of Mount Simeon District where the centre is the city of Aleppo. The same applies to all nahiyas (sub-districts), except for the Mount Simeon Nahiyah where the centre is the city of Aleppo.
Governorate and district capital cities
Deir ez-Zor
Sixty-four of the 65 districts of Syria have a city that serves as the regional capital (administrative centre); Markaz Rif Dimashq is a district with no official regional centre.
The city of Damascus functions as a governorate, a district and a subdistrict. The Rif Dimashq Governorate has no official centre and its headquarters are in Damascus.
The first 13 cities in the list are the centre of their governorate, as well as of their district.
The population figures are from the 2004 official census.[2]
Governorates of Syria
  Al-Hasakah Governorate
  Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  Raqqa Governorate
  Aleppo Governorate
  Idlib Governorate
  Latakia Governorate
  Tartus Governorate
  Hama Governorate
  Homs Governorate
  Damascus and Rif Dimashq
  As-Suwayda Governorate
  Daraa Governorate
  Quneitra Governorate
English nameArabic namePopulationDistrictGovernorate
Aleppo[3]حلب2,132,100Mount Simeon DistrictAleppo Governorate
Damascus[4]دمشق1,414,913Damascus (as a district)Damascus Governorate
Daraa[5]درعا97,969Daraa DistrictDaraa Governorate
Deir ez-Zor[6]دير الزور211,857Deir ez-Zor DistrictDeir ez-Zor Governorate
Hama[7]حماة312,994Hama DistrictHama Governorate
Al-Hasakah[8]الحسكة188,160Al-Hasakah DistrictAl-Hasakah Governorate
Homs[9]حمص652,609Homs DistrictHoms Governorate
Idlib[10]ادلب98,791Idlib DistrictIdlib Governorate
Latakia[11]اللاذقية383,786Latakia DistrictLatakia Governorate
Quneitra[12]القنيطرة153Quneitra DistrictQuneitra Governorate
Raqqa[13]الرقة220,488Raqqa DistrictRaqqa Governorate
As-Suwayda[14]السويداء73,641As-Suwayda DistrictAs-Suwayda Governorate
Tartus[15]طرطوس115,769Tartus DistrictTartus Governorate
n/an/an/aMarkaz Rif DimashqRif Dimashq Governorate
Abu Kamalالبوكمال42,510Abu Kamal DistrictDeir ez-Zor Governorate
Afrinعفرين36,562Afrin DistrictAleppo Governorate
Arihahأريحا39,501Arihah DistrictIdlib Governorate
Ataribالأتارب10,657Atarib DistrictAleppo Governorate
Ayn al-Arabعين العرب44,821Ayn Al-Arab DistrictAleppo Governorate
Azazأعزاز31,623Azaz DistrictAleppo Governorate
Al-Babالباب63,069Al-Bab DistrictAleppo Governorate
Baniyasبانياس41,632Baniyas DistrictTartus Governorate
Darayyaداريا78,763Darayya DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Dayr Hafirدير حافر18,948Dayr Hafir DistrictAleppo Governorate
Doumaدوما110,893Douma DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Duraykishدريكيش13,244Duraykish DistrictTartus Governorate
Fiqفيق1,947Fiq DistrictQuneitra Governorate
Al-Haffahالحفة4,298Al-Haffah DistrictLatakia Governorate
Haremحارم21,934Harem DistrictIdlib Governorate
Izraازرع19,158Izra DistrictDaraa Governorate
Jablehجبلة53,989Jableh DistrictLatakia Governorate
Jarabulusجرابلس11,570Jarabulus DistrictAleppo Governorate
Jisr al-Shughurجسر الشغور39,917Jisr al-Shughur DistrictIdlib Governorate
Maarat al-Numaanمعرة النعمان58,008Maarat al-Numaan DistrictIdlib Governorate
Al-Malikiyahالمالكية26,311Al-Malikiyah DistrictAl-Hasakah Governorate
Manbijمنبج99,497Manbij DistrictAleppo Governorate
Masyafمصياف22,508Masyaf DistrictHama Governorate
Mayadinالميادين44,028Mayadin DistrictDeir ez-Zor Governorate
Mhardehمحردة17,578Mhardeh DistrictHama Governorate
Al-Mukharramالمخرم6,202Al-Mukharram DistrictHoms Governorate
An-Nabkالنبك32,548Al-Nabk DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Qamishliالقامشلي184,231Qamishli DistrictAl-Hasakah Governorate
Qardahaالقرداحة8,671Qardaha DistrictLatakia Governorate
Qatanaقطنا33,996Qatana DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Qudsayaقدسيا33,571Qudsaya DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Al-Qusayrالقصير29,818Al-Qusayr DistrictHoms Governorate
Al-Qutayfahالقطيفة26,671Al-Qutayfah DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Ras al-Aynرأس العين29,347Ras al-Ayn DistrictAl-Hasakah Governorate
Al-Rastanالرستن39,834Al-Rastan DistrictHoms Governorate
Al-Safiraالسفيرة63,708Al-Safira DistrictAleppo Governorate
Safitaصافيتا20,301Safita DistrictTartus Governorate
Salamiyahسلمية66,724Salamiyah DistrictHama Governorate
Salkhadصلخد9,155Salkhad DistrictAs-Suwayda Governorate
Al-Sanamaynالصنمين26,268Al-Sanamayn DistrictDaraa Governorate
Salqinسلقين23,500Salqin NahiyahIdlib Governorate
Al-Shaykh Badrالشيخ بدر9,486Al-Shaykh Badr DistrictTartus Governorate
Al-Suqaylabiyahالسقيلبية13,920Al-Suqaylabiyah DistrictHama Governorate
Tadmurتدمر51,323Tadmur DistrictHoms Governorate
Tell Abyadتل أبيض14,825Tell Abyad DistrictRaqqa Governorate
Taldouتلدو15,727Taldou DistrictHoms Governorate
Talkalakhتلكلخ18,412Talkalakh DistrictHoms Governorate
Al-Tallالتل44,597Al-Tall DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Al-Thawrahالثورة69,425Al-Thawrah DistrictRaqqa Governorate
Yabroudيبرود25,891Yabroud DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Zabadaniالزبداني26,285Zabadani DistrictRif Dimashq Governorate
Other cities
English nameArabic nameGovernoratePopulation
Sayyidah Zaynabالسيدة زينبRif Dimashq Governorate136,427
Al-Hajar al-Aswadالحجر الأسودRif Dimashq Governorate84,948
BinnishبنشIdlib Governorate21,848
BosraبصرىDaraa Governorate19,683
Dayr 'Atiyahدير عطيةRif Dimashq Governorate10,984
HarastaحرستاRif Dimashq Governorate68,708
JaramanaجرماناRif Dimashq Governorate114,363
Kafr Nablكفر نبلIdlib Governorate15,455
Khan Shaykhunخان شيخونIdlib Governorate34,371
Ma'arrat MisrinمعرتمصرينIdlib Governorate17,519
NawaنوىDaraa Governorate47,066
Kafr Takharimكفر تخاريمIdlib Governorate21,012
SaraqibسراقبIdlib Governorate32,495
TalbisehتلبيسةHoms Governorate30,796
See also
  1. ^ a b "Administrative divisions" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  3. ^ Aleppo city population Archived 2012-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Damascus city population
  5. ^ Daraa city population Archived 2012-07-23 at archive.today
  6. ^ Deir ez-Zor city population
  7. ^ Hama city population
  8. ^ al-Hasakah city population
  9. ^ Homs city population Archived 2012-07-31 at archive.today
  10. ^ Idlib city population Archived 2012-08-02 at archive.today
  11. ^ Latakia city population Archived 2013-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Quneitra city population Archived 2013-01-22 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ ar-Raqqah city population
  14. ^ as-Suwayda city population
  15. ^ Tartus city population
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