Districts 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] Each district bears the same name as its district capital.

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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).

Aleppo Governorate

Damascus Governorate

Daraa Governorate

Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Hama Governorate

Al-Hasakah Governorate

Homs Governorate

Idlib Governorate

Latakia Governorate

Quneitra Governorate

Raqqa 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.
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