As-Suwayda Governorate

governorate of Syria

As-Suwayda or Al-Suwayda Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة السويداءMuḥāfaẓat as-Suwaydā) is one of the fourteen governorates of Syria. Its capital is al-Suwayda.

Al-Suwayda Governorate

مُحافظة السويداء
Map of Syria with al-Suwayda Governorate highlighted
Map of Syria with al-Suwayda Governorate highlighted
Coordinates (Al-Suwayda): 32°48′N 36°48′E / 32.8°N 36.8°E / 32.8; 36.8Coordinates: 32°48′N 36°48′E / 32.8°N 36.8°E / 32.8; 36.8
Country Syria
CapitalAl-Suwayda
Manatiq (Districts)3
Government
 • GovernorAmer Ibrahim Ashi
Area
 • Total5,550 km2 (2,140 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total375,000
 • Density68/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-SU
Main language(s)Arabic