An-Nabek District

an-Nabek District (Arabic: منطقة النبك, romanized: manṭiqat an-Nabek) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of an-Nabek. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 80,001.[1]

an-Nabek District

منطقة النبك
Map of an-Nabek District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (an-Nabek): 34.02°N 36.72°E / 34.02; 36.72
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
Subdistricts3 nawāḥī
  Total1,122.87 km2 (433.54 sq mi)
  Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)

The area of the district is also known as Qalamoun (also transliterated as Qalamun, Qalamūn, Kalamon and Kalamoun).[2]


The district of an-Nabek is divided into three sub-districts nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of an-Nabek District
SY030600 an-Nabek nahiyah 546.37 km² 50,747
SY030601 Deir Atiyah nahiyah km² 15,006
SY030602 Qara nahiyah km² 14,248

Localities in an-Nabek District

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities, make up the district of an-Nabek:[1]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
an-Nabek النبك 32,548 an-Nabek
Qara قارة 12,508 Qara
Deir Atiyah دير عطية 10,984 Deir Atiyah
Flitah (Meshrefah) (فليطة (مشرفة 6,475 an-Nabek
al-Sahel السحل 5,677 an-Nabek
al-Jarajir الجراجير 4,022 Deir Atiyah
al-Qastal القسطل 3,486 an-Nabek
Qaldoun al-Marah قلدون المراح 2,561 an-Nabek
al-Humayra الحميرة 1,740 Qara


  1. "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "Syria: 2004 census data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
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