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Districts of Syria

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Syria

The 14 governorates of Syria, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah), 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 districts are listed below by governorate (with capital districts in bold text). The city of Damascus is a governorate, district and subdistrict in the same time. Note that parts that of the Quneitra Governorate are under Israeli occupation since 1967 (see Golan Heights).

List of districts

Syria is divided into a total of 65 districts:

Aleppo Governorate

Damascus Governorate

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

References

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

External links

  • Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria
  • Syria's Local Government System profiles of people and institutions provided by the Arab Decision project


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