Al-Hasakah Govrenorate

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Al Hasakah

Map o Sirie wi Al Hasakah heichlichtit
Map o Sirie wi Al Hasakah heichlichtit
Coordinates (Al-Hasakah): 36°30′N 40°54′E / 36.5°N 40.9°E / 36.5; 40.9
Kintra Sirie
Manatiq (Destricts)4
 • Total23334 km2 (9,009 sq mi)
 • Total1,477,000
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-HA
Main leid(s)Kurdish, Arabic, Syriac-Aramaic

The Al Hasakah Govrenorate (Arabic: مُحافظة الحسكة, Siriac: Gozarto) is a govrenorate in the far north-east corner o Sirie that haes the Euphrates river runnin through it. It is distinguisht bi its fertile lands, plentiful water, picturesque natur, an mair nor ane hunder airchaeological steids.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The govrenorate haes 4 destricts (Mintaqa's):

These are further dividit intae ? sub-destricts (nawahi).

Demographics an population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The inhabitants o Al Hasakah are composed frae different ethnic an cultural groups mainly Arabs, Assirians/Siriacs, Kurds, Armenians, an ithers.[1][2] The population o the govrenorate wis estimatit in 2007 tae be 1,377,000. Notable ceeties in the govrenorate an their estimatit population as in 2006 are:[3]

Sirian Census 1943 in Al Hasakah[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sunni Muslims 99.665 (68.26%)
  • Shia Muslims 326 (00.22%)
  • Alawis 93 (00.06%)
  • Ismailis 8 (00.01%)
  • Druzes 0 (00.00%)
  • Christians 42.496 (29.11%)
  • Jews 1.938 (01.33%)
  • Yazidis 1.475 (01.01%)
  • Al Hasakah 146.001 (100.0%)

Airchaeology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist prominent airchaeological steids are:

  • Hamoukar: considered bi some airchaeologists tae be the auldest ceety in the warld
  • Tell Halaf: Excavations hae revealed successive ceevilization levels an bonnie basalt sculptures.
  • Tell Brak: Situatit haufway atween al-Hasakah ceety an the frontier toun o al-Qamishli. Excavations in the tell hae revealed the Uyun Temple an King Naram-Sin palace-stranghauld.
  • Tell el Fakhariya
  • Tell Hittin: 15 layers o occupation hae been identified.
  • Tell Leilan: Excavations began in 1975 an hae revealed mony airtifacts an biggins datin back tae the 6t millennium BCE such as a bazaar, temple, palace, etc.

It is weel kent that the Khabur River, which flows through al-Hasakah for 440 km, witnessed the birth o the some o the earliest ceevilizations in the warld.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • ehasakeh The First Complete wabsteid for Al-Hasakah news an services