Ras al-Ayn District

Ras al-Ayn District (Arabic: منطقة رأس العين, romanized: manṭiqat Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Kurdish: Devera Serê Kaniyê) is a district of al-Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Ras al-Ayn.

Ras al-Ayn District

منطقة رأس العين
Location of Ras al-Ayn District within al-Hasakah Governorate
Ras al-Ayn District
Location in Syria
Coordinates (Ras al-Ayn): 36.85°N 40.07°E / 36.85; 40.07
Country Syria
SeatRas al-Ayn
Subdistricts2 nawāḥī
  Total3,826.19 km2 (1,477.30 sq mi)

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 177,150.[1] It is populated by Arabs, Kurds and Assyrians.


The district of Ras al-Ayn is divided into two subdistricts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of Ras al-Ayn District
SY080400 Ras al-Ayn Subdistrict 2,832.02 km² 121,536 67 Ras al-Ayn
SY080401 al-Darbasiyah Subdistrict 994.17 km² 55,614 113 al-Darbasiyah


  1. "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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