Latakia Destrict

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Latakia Destrict (Arabic: منطقة اللاذقية‎ / ALA-LC: Minṭaqat al-Lādhiqīyah) is a destrict (mantiqah) o the Latakia Govrenorate in Sirie. At the 2004 Census it haed a population o 526,888.[1] The centre o the destrict is the ceety o Latakia.

Latakia an the surroondin destricts became a separate autonomous state unner a Mandate gien tae Fraunce bi the League o Naitions an remained sae for twa years till its incorporation intae the lairger, State o Sirie in 1923. It wis kent intermittently as the "Alawite State" efter its majority o indwallers, who happen tae be Alawites.

Agricultur haes remained the maist important economic sector in the province, wi citrus fruits, aiples, an olives bein the main cash crops. Tourism maistly frae the Persie Guwf States is a major soorce o income for the indwallers durin the simmer saison an aw.

Diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict o Latakia is dividit intae seiven sub-destricts or Nāḥiyas (population accordin tae 2004 offeecial census):

  • Latakia nahiyah (ناحية اللاذقية): population 424,392.[2]
  • Al-Bahluliyah nahiyah (ناحية البهلولية): population 17,532.[3]
  • Rabia nahiyah (ناحية ربيعة): population 8,214.[4]
  • Ayn al-Bayda nahiyah (ناحية عين البيضة): population 30,959.[5]
  • Qastal Ma'af nahiyah (ناحية قسطل معاف): population 16,784.[6]
  • Kesab nahiyah (ناحية كسب): population 1,927.[7]
  • Hanadi nahiyah (ناحية هنادي): population 27,080.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2004 official census
  2. "Latakia nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. "Bahluliyeh nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. "Rabi'a nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. "Ayn al-Bayda nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  6. "Qastal Ma'af nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  7. "Kesab nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  8. "Hanadi nahiyah population". Retrieved 2012-06-20.