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The governorates of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as all cities and localities of more than 20,000 inhabitants.

Governorates

 NameAbbr.StatusNativeCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
C 1981-09-08
Population
C 2004-09-22
Population
E 2011-12-31 r
iAl-Ḥasakah {Al-Hasakah}HASGovالحسكةAl-Ḥasakah23,334669,7561,275,1181,512,0002333400
iAl-Lādhiqīyah [Latakia] {Al-Ladhiqiyah}LATGovاللاذقيةAl-Lādhiqīyah2,297554,384879,5511,008,000229700
iAl-Qunayṭirah [Quneitra] {Al-Qunaytirah}QUNGovالقنيطرةAl-Qunayṭirah68526,25866,62790,00068500
iAr-RaqqahRAQGovالرقةAr-Raqqah19,616348,383793,514944,0001961600
iAs-Suwaydā' {As-Suwayda}SUWGovالسويداءAs-Suwaydā'5,550199,114313,231370,000555000
iDar'ā [Daraa] {Dara}DARGovدرعاDar'ā3,730362,969843,4781,027,000373000
iDayr az-Zawr [Deir ez-Zor]DAYGovدير الزورDayr az-Zawr33,060409,1301,004,7471,239,0003306000
iDimashq [Damascus]DIMCapدمشقDimashq1051,112,2141,552,1611,754,00010500
iḤalab [Aleppo] {Halab}HALGovحلبḤalab18,5001,878,7014,045,1664,868,0001850000
iḤamāh [Hama] {Hamah}HAMGovحماةḤamāh8,883736,4521,384,9531,628,000888300
iḤimṣ [Homs] {Hims}HIMGovحمصḤimṣ42,223815,1031,529,4021,803,0004222300
iIdlibIDLGovادلبIdlib6,097579,5101,258,4271,501,000609700
iRif Dimashq [Damascus Rural]RDMGovريف دمشقDimashq18,032917,3642,273,0742,836,0001803200
iṬarṭūs {Tartus}TARGovطرطوسṬarṭūs1,892443,290701,395797,000189200
i... [Golan Heights annexed by Israel]-  1,176.........117600
 SyriaSYR سورياDimashq185,1809,052,62817,920,84421,377,000

All population figures refer to the situation before begin of the civil war.

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
C C 2004-09-22
1ḤalabHAL2,132,100
2DimashqDIM1,414,913
3ḤimṣHIM652,609
4Al-LādhiqīyahLAT383,786
5ḤamāhHAM312,994
6Ar-RaqqahRAQ220,488
7Dayr az-ZawrDAY211,857
8Al-ḤasakahHAS188,160
9Al-QāmishlīHAS184,231

Contents: Cities & Localities

 NameNativeAdm.Population
C Cf 1981-09-08
Population
C C 1994-09-03
Population
C C 2004-09-22
Area
iAbū Ḥamām {Abu Hamam}أبو حمامDAY......21,9470
iAbū Kamāl {Abu Kamal}البوكمالDAY17,507...42,5100
iAḍ-Ḍumayr [Dumeir] {Ad-Dumayr}الضميرRDM......24,2230
i'Adrā {Adra}عدراRDM......20,5590
i'Afrīn {Afrin}عفرينHAL11,914...36,5620
iAl-Bāb {Al-Bab}البابHAL30,008...63,0690
iAl-Ḥajar al-Aswad {Al-Hajar al-Aswad}الحجر الأسودRDM23,563...84,9480
iAl-Ḥarāk {Al-Harak}الحراكDAR......20,7600
iAl-Ḥasakah {Al-Hasakah}الحسكةHAS73,426119,798188,1600
iAl-KiswahالكسوةRDM......43,4560
iAl-Lādhiqīyah [Latakia] {Al-Ladhiqiyah}اللاذقيةLAT196,791311,784383,7860
iAl-Malīḥah {Al-Malihah}المليحةRDM......23,0340
iAl-Mālikīyah {Al-Malikiyah}المالكيةHAS13,225...26,3110
iAl-Mayādīn {Al-Mayadin}الميادينDAY14,966...44,0280
iAl-Qāmishlī {Al-Qamishli}القامشليHAS92,990144,286184,2310
iAl-Qunayṭirah [Quneitra] {Al-Qunaytirah}القنيطرةQUN......1530
iAl-Qūrīyah {Al-Quriyah}القوريةDAY......28,1720
iAl-Quṣayr {Al-Qusayr}القصيرHIM14,801...29,8180
iAl-Quṭayfah {Al-Qutayfah}القطيفةRDM12,259...26,6710
iAl-Yarmūk [Yarmouk] {Al-Yarmuk}اليرموكDIM......137,2480
i'Amūda {Amuda}عاموداHAS......26,8210
iAn-NabkالنبكRDM19,521...32,5480
i'Arbīn {Arbin}عربينRDM......44,9340
iArīḥā {Ariha}أريحاIDL17,805...39,5010
iAr-Raqqah [Ar-Rakka]الرقةRAQ87,138165,195220,4880
iAr-RastanالرستنHIM15,091...39,8340
iAr-Ruḥaybah {Ar-Ruhaybah}الرحيبةRDM......30,4500
iAsharfīh Ṣaḥnāyā {Asharfih Sahnaya}أشرفية صحناياRDM......30,5190
iAsh-Shaykh Miskīn {Ash-Shaykh Miskin}الشيخ مسكينDAR......24,0570
iAs-Sabīnah {As-Sabinah}السبينةRDM......62,5090
iAs-Safīrah {As-Safirah}السفيرةHAL21,197...63,7080
iAs-Salamīyah {As-Salamiyah}السلميةHAM35,909...66,7240
iAṣ-Ṣanamayn {As-Sanamayn}الصنمينDAR......26,2680
iAs-Sīdah Zaynab {As-Sidah Zaynab}السيدة زينبRDM......136,4270
iAs-Suwaydā' {As-Suwayda}السويداءSUW43,414...73,6410
iAth-ThawrahالثورةRAQ44,782...69,4250
iAt-TallالتلRDM18,198...44,5970
i'Ayn al-'Arab {Ayn al-Arab}عين العربHAL12,393...44,8210
i'Ayn Tarmā {Ayn Tarma}عين ترماRDM......35,7220
iA'zāz {Azaz}أعزاز‎HAL16,557...31,6230
iAz-Zabadānī {Az-Zabadani}الزبدانيRDM16,464...26,2850
iBabīlā {Babila}ببيلاRDM......50,8800
iBāniyās {Baniyas}بانياسTAR19,506...41,6320
iBinishبنشIDL......21,8480
iBuṣra āsh-Shām {Busra ash-Sham}بصرى الشامDAR......19,6830
iDā'il {Dail}داعلDAR......29,4080
iDar'ā [Daraa] {Dara}درعاDAR49,534...97,9690
iDārayyā {Darayya}دارياRDM34,048...78,7630
iDayr az-Zawr [Deir ez-Zor]دير الزورDAY92,091140,459211,8570
iDimashq [Damascus]دمشقDIM1,112,2141,394,3221,414,9130
iDūmā [Douma] {Duma}دوماRDM51,337...110,8930
iGharānīj {Gharanij}غرانيجDAY......23,0090
iHajīn {Hajin}هجينDAY......37,9350
iḤalab [Aleppo] {Halab}حلبHAL985,4131,582,9302,132,1000
iḤalfāyā {Halfaya}حلفاياHAM......21,1800
iḤamāh [Hama] {Hamah}حماةHAM177,208264,348312,9940
iḤārasta al-Baṣal {Harasta al-Basal}حرستاRDM25,657...68,7080
iḤimṣ [Homs] {Hims}حمصHIM346,871540,133652,6090
iIdlibإدلبIDL51,682...98,7910
iInkhilأنخلDAR......31,2580
iIzra' {Izra}ازرعDAR......19,1580
iJablahجبلةLAT24,784...53,9890
iJadīdah 'Arṭūz {Jadidah Artuz}جديدة عرطوزRDM......45,0000
iJaramānah {Jaramanah}جرماناRDM64,305...114,3630
iJāsim {Jasim}جاسمDAR......31,6830
iJayrūd {Jayrud}جيرودRDM......24,2190
iJisr ash-Shughūr {Jisr ash-Shughur}جسر الشغورIDL21,461...39,9170
iKafr Baṭnā {Kafr Batna}كفر بطناRDM......22,5350
iKafr Lāhā {Kafr Laha}كفر لاهاHIM......20,0410
iKhan Shaykhūn {Khan Shaykhun}خان شيخونIDL......34,3710
iMa'arrat an-Nu'mān {Maarrat an-Numan}معرة النعمانIDL25,579...58,0080
iManbijمنبجHAL30,812...99,4970
iMaṣyāf {Masyaf}مصيافHAM12,977...22,5080
iMu'aḍamīyat ash-Shām {Muadamiyat ash-Sham}معضمية الشامRDM......52,7380
iNawā {Nawa}نوىDAR20,309...47,0660
iNublنبلHAL......21,0390
iQaṭanā {Qatana}قطناRDM17,928...33,9960
iQudsayā {Qudsaya}قدسياRDM......33,5710
iRa's al-'Ayn {Ras al-Ayn}رأس العينHAS14,278...29,3470
iṢāfītā {Safita}صافيتاTAR10,016...20,3010
iSalqīn {Salqin}سلقينIDL......23,7000
iSaqbā {Saqba}سقباRDM......25,6960
iSarāqib {Saraqib}سراقبIDL......32,4950
iṢubaykhān {Subaykhan}صبيخانDAY......23,8670
iṢūrān {Suran}صورانHAM......29,1000
iṬafas {Tafas}طفسDAR......32,2360
iTalbīsah {Talbisah}تلبيسةHIM......30,7960
iTall Rif'at {Tall Rifat}تل رفعتHAL......20,5140
iṬarṭūs [Tartous] {Tartus}طرطوسTAR52,589...115,7690
iṬayyibat al-Imām {Tayyibat al-Imam}طيبة الإمامHAM......24,1050
iTudmur [Palmyra]تدمرHIM18,122...51,3230
iYabrūd {Yabrud}يبرودRDM17,064...25,8910
iYaldā {Yalda}يلداRDM......28,3840
iZamalkā {Zamalka}زملكاRDM......44,6610