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Basic information about As-Suwayda
Al-Suwayda Governorate (Arabic: السويداء / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat as-Suwaydā’) is the southernmost of Syria's 14 governorates. It has an area of 5,550 km² and forms part of the historic Hawran region. Its capital and major city is al-Suwayda. A large majority of the population are Druze. Geographically the governorate comprises almost all of Jabal al-Druze, the eastern part of Lejah, and a part of the arid eastern steppe of Harrat al-Shamah.
Cities, towns & villages in As-Suwayda
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Al QurayyāAl-Qurayya (Arabic: القريا‎‎; also spelled al-Qrayya or Kureiyeh) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located south of al-Suwayda. Nearby localities include Bosra to the southwest, Nimrah and Hout to the south, Salkhad to the southeast, al-Kafr, Hibran and Sahwat al-Khudr to the northeast, Sahwat Bilata and Rasas to the north and 'Ara and al-Mujaymer to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Qurayya had a population of 6,789 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the al-Qurayya nahiyah which consists of four towns with a combined population of 9,892. Show Al Qurayyāon the map
ShaqqāShaqqa or Shakka (Arabic: شقا‎‎) is a Syrian town in As Suwayda Governorate in southern Syria, whose some 8,000 inhabitants are mainly Druze, descendants of those who migrated here from Lebanon in the 18th and 19th centuries. In ancient times it was known as Saccaea (transliterated also as Sakkaia). In AD 287, it was given the rank of a city and the name Maximianopolis. Since it was situated in the Roman province of Arabia, it is distinguished from other cities by being called Maximianopolis in Arabia. Show Shaqqāon the map
NimrahNimreh (Arabic: نمرة‎‎, also called Namara) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located northeast of al-Suwayda. It is situated on the northern end of Jabal al-Arab. Nearby localities include Shaqqa, Hit and al-Junayneh to the north, Shahba, Salim and Mardak to the west and Mafaalah and Qanawat to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Nimreh had a population of 4,376 in the 2004 census. Show Nimrahon the map
HouteHout (Arabic: حوط‎‎, also spelled Hut) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located south of al-Suwayda. Nearby localities include Umm al-Rumman to the south, Samad to the southwest, Bosra to the west, Nimrah and al-Qurayya to the north and Salkhad to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Hout had a population of 873 in the 2004 census. Show Houteon the map
RisāsRasas (Arabic: رساس‎‎, also spelled Rsas) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located south of al-Suwayda. Nearby localities include 'Ira to the southwest, Sahwat Bilata to the east, al-Ruha to the northeast and Umm Walad to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Rasas had a population of 3,332 in the 2004 census. Show Risāson the map
As Suwaydā’As-Suwayda (Arabic: / ALA-LC: as-Suwaydā’), also spelled Sweida, is a mainly Druze city located in southwestern Syria, close to the border with Jordan. It is the capital of As-Suwayda Governorate, one of Syria's 14 governorates, bordering Jordan in the South and the governorates of Daraa in the West and Rif Dimashq in the North and East. Show As Suwaydā’on the map
QanawātQanawat (Arabic: قنوات‎‎), is a village in Syria, located 7 km north-east of al-Suwayda. It stands at a height of about 1,200 m, near a river and surrounded by woods. Its inhabitants are entirely from the Druze community. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Qanawat had a population of 8,324 in the 2004 census. Show Qanawāton the map
ImtānImtan (Arabic: امتان‎‎) is a village in As Suwaydā' Governorate, southern Syria. Imtan is located 37 km south-east of the city of As Suwaydā', 1189 meters above sea level in the southern part of Jabal el Druze. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Imtan had a population of 2,495 in the 2004 census. Show Imtānon the map
ŞalkhadSalkhad (Arabic: صلخد‎‎ Ṣalḫad) is a Syrian city in the As Suwayda governorate, southern Syria.It is the capital of Salkhad District, one of the governorate's three districts. It has a population of 15,000 inhabitants. It is located at 1350 metres above sea level in the central Jabal el Druze highlands. Show Şalkhadon the map
Damet el AliaDama (Arabic: داما‎‎) is a village in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southwest Syria. It is located in the heart of the Lejah lava plateau, 29 km north west of the city of As-Suwayda. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Dama had a population of 1,799 in the 2004 census. Show Damet el Aliaon the map
ShahbāShahba (Arabic: شهبا‎‎ / ALA-LC: Shahbā), known in Late Antiquity as Philippopolis, is a city located 87 km south of Damascus in the Jabal el Druze in As-Suwayda Governorate of Syria, but formerly in the Roman province of Arabia Petraea. Show Shahbāon the map
States, regions, administrative units in As-Suwayda
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As-Suwayda GovernorateAl-Suwayda Governorate (Arabic: / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat as-Suwaydā’) is the southernmost of Syria's 14 governorates. It has an area of 5,550 km² and forms part of the historic Hawran region. Its capital and major city is al-Suwayda. A large majority of the population are Druze. Geographically the governorate comprises almost all of Jabal al-Druze, the eastern part of Lejah, and a part of the arid eastern steppe of Harrat al-Shamah.Show on map
As-Suwayda Districtas-Suwayda District (Arabic: منطقة translit. manṭiqat as-Suwaydā’‎) is a district of the as-Suwayda Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of as-Suwayda. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 180,907.Show on map
Salkhad DistrictSalkhad District (Arabic: منطقة صلخد‎, translit. manṭiqat Ṣalḫad‎) is a district of the As-Suwayda Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Salkhad. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 60,375.Show on map
Shahba DistrictShahba' District (Arabic: منطقة شهبا‎, translit. manṭiqat Šahbā‎) is a district of the as-Suwayda Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Shahba. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 71,949.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in As-Suwayda
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Jabal ad DurūzJabal al-Druze (Arabic: جبل الدروز‎‎, Mountain of the Druze), officially Jabal al-Arab (Arabic: جبل العرب‎‎, Mountain of the Arabs), is an elevated volcanic region in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southern Syria. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Arab Druze, and there are also small Muslim and Christian communities. Safaitic inscriptions were first found in this area. The State of Jabal Druze was an autonomous area in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon from 1921 to 1936. In the past, the name Jabal al-Druze was used for a different area, located in Mount Lebanon.Show on map