List of cities and towns in Syria

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Syria is divided into 14 governorates. Those governates are divided into 64 districts. Every governorate and district has a capital city, except of the Rif Dimashq Governorate and Markaz Rif Dimashq district.[1]

In all districts of Syria, the district has the same name as its capital. The one exception is the Mount Simeon District where the capital is the city of Aleppo.

This is a list of all Governorate and District capitals.

English Name Arabic Name Population District Governorate
Aleppo[2] حلب 2,132,100 Mount Simeon District Aleppo Governorate
Damascus[3] دمشق 1,414,913 Damascus (as a district) Damascus
Daraa[4] درعا 97,969 Daraa District Daraa Governorate
Deir ez-Zor[5] دير الزور 211,857 Deir ez-Zor District Deir ez-Zor Governorate
Hama[6] حماة 312,994 Hama District Hama Governorate
Al-Hasakah[7] الحسكة 188,160 Al-Hasakah District Al-Hasakah Governorate
Homs[8] حمص 652,609 Homs District Homs Governorate
Idlib[9] ادلب 97,969 Idlib District Idlib Governorate
Latakia[10] اللاذقية 383,786 Latakia District Latakia Governorate
Quneitra[11] القنيطرة 153 Quneitra District Quneitra Governorate
Ar-Raqqah[12] الرقة 220,488 Ar-Raqqah District Ar-Raqqah Governorate
As-Suwayda[13] السويداء 73,641 As-Suwayda District As-Suwayda Governorate
Tartus[14] طرطوس 115,769 Tartus District Tartus Governorate
n/a n/a n/a Markaz Rif Dimashq Rif Dimashq Governorate
Afrin عفرين 36,562 Afrin District Aleppo Governorate
Arihah أريحا 39,501 Arihah District Idlib Governorate
Atarib الأتارب 10,657 Atarib District Aleppo Governorate
Ayn al-Arab عين العرب 44,821 Ayn Al-Arab District Aleppo Governorate
A'zaz أعزاز 31,623 A'zaz District Aleppo Governorate
Al-Bab الباب 63,069 Al Bab District Aleppo Governorate
Baniyas بانياس 41,632 Baniyas District Tartus Governorate
Abu Kamal البوكمال 42,510 Abu Kamal District Deir ez-Zor Governorate
Darayya داريا 78,763 Darayya District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Dayr Hafir دير حافر 18,948 Dayr Hafir District Aleppo Governorate
Douma دوما 110,893 Douma District Aleppo Governorate
Dreikiche دريكيش 13,244 Dreikiche District Tartus Governorate
Fiq فيق 1,947 Fiq District Al-Qunaytirah Governorate
Al-Haffah الحفة 4,298 Al-Haffah District Latakia Governorate
Harem حارم 21,934 Harem District Idlib Governorate
Izra' ازرع 19,158 Izra' District Daraa Governorate
Jableh جبلة 53,989 Jableh District Latakia Governorate
Jarabulus جرابلس 11,570 Jarabulus District Aleppo Governorate
Jisr ash-Shugur جسر الشغور 39,917 Jisr ash-Shugur District Idlib Governorate
Maarat al-Numaan معرة النعمان 58,008 Maarat al-Numaan District Idlib Governorate
Al-Malikiyah المالكية 26,311 Al-Malikiyah District Al-Hasakah Governorate
Manbij منبج 99,497 Manbij District Aleppo Governorate
Masyaf مصياف 22,508 Masyaf District Hama Governorate
Mayadin الميادين 44,028 Mayadin District Deir ez-Zor Governorate
Mhardeh محردة 17,578 Mhardeh District Hama Governorate
Al-Mukharram مخرم الفوقاني 6,202 Al-Mukharram District Homs Governorate
An-Nabk النبك 32,548 Al-Nabk District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Palmyra تدمر 51,323 Palmyra District Homs Governorate
Qamishli القامشلي 184,231 Qamishli District Al-Hasakah Governorate
Qardaha القرداحة 8,671 Qardaha District Latakia Governorate
Qatana قطنا 33,996 Qatana District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Qudsaya قدسيا 33,571 Qudsaya District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Al-Qusayr القصير 29,818 Al-Qusayr District Homs Governorate
Al-Qutayfah القطيفة 26,671 Al-Qutayfah District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Ra's al-'Ayn رأس العين 29,347 Ra's al-'Ayn District Al-Hasakah Governorate
Al-Rastan الرستن 39,834 Ar-Rastan District Homs Governorate
As-Safira السفيرة 63,708 As-Safira District Aleppo Governorate
Safita صافيتا 20,301 Safita District Tartus Governorate
Salamiyah سلمية 66,724 Salamiyah District Hama Governorate
Salkhad صلخد 9,155 Salkhad District As-Suwayda Governorate
Al-Sanamayn الصنمين 26,268 Al-Sanamayn District Daraa Governorate
Shahba شهبا 13,660 Shahba District As-Suwayda Governorate
Ash-Shaykh Badr الشيخ بدر 9,486 Ash-Shaykh Badr District Tartus Governorate
Al-Suqaylabiyah السقيلبية 13,920 Al-Suqaylabiyah District Hama Governorate
Tal Abyad تل أبيض 14,825 Tal Abyad District Ar-Raqqah Governorate
Talkalakh تلكلخ 18,412 Talkalakh District Homs Governorate
Al-Tall التل 44,597 Al-Tall District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Al-Thawrah الثورة 69,425 Al-Thawrah District Ar-Raqqah Governorate
Yabrud يبرود 25,891 Yabrud District Rif Dimashq Governorate
Zabadani الزبداني 26,285 Zabadani District Rif Dimashq Governorate

Other cities and towns


Other large cities and notable towns include:

English Name Arabic Name Governorate Name Population
Sayyidah Zaynab السيدة زينب Rif Dimashq Governorate 136,427
Al-Darbasiyah الدرباسية Al-Hasakah Governorate 8,551
Al-Hajar al-Aswad الحجر الأسود Rif Dimashq Governorate 84,948
Binnish بنش Idlib Governorate 21,848
Bosra بصرى Daraa Governorate 19,683
Dayr 'Atiyah دير عطية Rif Dimashq Governorate 10,984
Harasta حرستا Rif Dimashq Governorate 68,708
Jaramana جرمانا Rif Dimashq Governorate 114,363
Kafr Nabl كفر نبل Idlib Governorate 15,455
Khan Shaykhun خان شيخون Idlib Governorate 34,371
Ma'arrat Misrin معرتمصرين Idlib Governorate 17,519
Maaloula معلولا Rif Dimashq Governorate 2,762
Nawa نوى Daraa Governorate 47,066
Salqin سلقين Idlib Governorate 23,700
Saraqib سراقب Idlib Governorate 32,495
Talbiseh تلبيسة Homs Governorate 30,796


  1. "Administrative divisions" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  2. "Aleppo city population". Archived from the original on 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  3. "Damascus city population". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  4. "Daraa city population". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  5. "Deir ez-Zor city population". Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  6. "Hama city population". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  7. "al-Hasakah city population". Archived from the original on 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  8. "Homs city population". Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  9. "Idlib city population". Archived from the original on 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  10. "Latakia city population". Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  11. "Quneitra city population". Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  12. "ar-Raqqah city population". Archived from the original on 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  13. "as-Suwayda city population". Archived from the original on 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  14. "Tartus city population". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-10-01.