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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
Manatiq (Destricts)3
 • Total5550 km2 (2,140 sq mi)
 • Total417,000
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-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]

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]

Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Statistics from http://www.cbssyr.org/aindex.htm Archived 2007-03-29 at the Wayback Machine