As-Suwayda Govrenorate

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As-Suwayda Govrenorate
مُحافظة السويداء
Map o Sirie wi As-Suwayda heichlichtit
Map o Sirie wi As-Suwayda heichlichtit
Coordinates (As-Suwayda): 32°48′N 36°48′E / 32.8°N 36.8°E / 32.8; 36.8
Kintra  Sirie
Caipital As-Suwayda
Manatiq (Destricts) 3
 • Total 5,550 km2 (2,140 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 417,000
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-SU
Main language(s) Arabic

As-Suwayda Govrenorate (Arabic: محافظة السويداء‎) is the soothmaist o Sirie's 14 govrenorates. It haes an aurie o 5,550 km². Its caipital an major ceety is As-Suwayda.

Geographically the govrenorate comprises amaist aw o Jabal al-Druze, the eastren pairt o Lejah, an a pairt o the arid eastren steppe o Harrat Ash Shamah.

Demographics an population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The govrenorate haes a population o aboot 346,000 inhabitants (est. 2007).[1] The inhabitants o the govrenorate are predominantly Druze wi a sizable Greek orthodox minority, there is an' a' a sma Muslim community.

Maist o the indwallers live in the wastren pairts o the govrenorate, especially on the wastren slopes o Jabal ad-Duruz. While anerlie nomadic Bedouin tribes live in the barren region o Harrat Ash Shamah.

Diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:As-Suwayda Labelled Map

The govrenorate is dividit intae 3 destricts (manatiq):

These are further dividit intae 9 sub-destricts (nawahi).

Ceeties, touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

The govrenorate contains 3 ceeties, 124 veelages, an 36 hamlets.[1]

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