Idlib Governorate

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Idlib Governorate
مُحافظة ادلب
Governorate
Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
Coordinates (Idlib): 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7Coordinates: 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7
Country  Syria
Capital Idlib
Manatiq (Districts) 5
Area
 • Total 6,097 km2 (2,354 sq mi)
  Estimates range between 5,933 km² and 6,097 km²
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,501,000
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-ID
Main language(s) Arabic

Idlib Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة ادلب‎‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Idlib) is one of the 14 governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in northwestern Syria, bordering Turkey. Reports of its area vary, depending on the source, from 5,933 km² [1] to 6,097 km².[2] The Governorate has a population of 1,464,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Idlib.

Districts

The governorate is divided into five districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into sub-districts (nawahi).

Syrian Civil War

As of April 2017, the governorate is almost entirely under control of the Syrian rebels together with Al-Nusra, barring a small government pocket controlling the towns of Fu'ah and Kafraya just outside Idlib city.

References

  1. ^ http://www.statoids.com/usy.html
  2. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Syria.html

External links

  • Olly Lambert (April 9, 2013). "Syria Behind the Lines". Frontline. USA: Public Broadcasting Service.  (Film about Syrian civil war in 2012 in the Idlib area)
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