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Syrian Arab Republic

All following population figures refer to the situation before begin of the civil war. Since 2011, many Syrians fled within Syria or left the country. According to the UNHCR (mid-2017 estimates), about 6.3 million Syrians were internally displaced, 3.05 million Syrian refugees lived in Turkey, 1.00 million in Lebanon, 661 thousand in Jordan, 243 thousand in Iraq, 122 thousand in Egypt, and 952 thousand Syrians applied for asylum in Europe (501 thousand in Germany, 112 thousand in Sweden). About 400 thousand people died in the civil war until mid-2016.

Governorates

The population of the governorates of Syria according to census results and official estimates.

NameAbbr.StatusNativeCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1981-09-08
Population
Census (C)
2004-09-22
Population
Estimate (E)
2011-12-31
SyriaSYR سورياDimashq185,1809,052,62817,920,84421,377,000
Al-ḤasakahHASGovالحسكةAl-Ḥasakah23,334669,7561,275,1181,512,0002333400
Al-Lādhiqīyah [Latakia]LATGovاللاذقيةAl-Lādhiqīyah2,297554,384879,5511,008,000229700
Al-Qunayṭirah [Quneitra]QUNGovالقنيطرةAl-Qunayṭirah68526,25866,62790,00068500
Ar-RaqqahRAQGovالرقةAr-Raqqah19,616348,383793,514944,0001961600
As-Suwaydā'SUWGovالسويداءAs-Suwaydā'5,550199,114313,231370,000555000
Dar'ā [Daraa]DARGovدرعاDar'ā3,730362,969843,4781,027,000373000
Dayr az-Zawr [Deir ez-Zor]DAYGovدير الزورDayr az-Zawr33,060409,1301,004,7471,239,0003306000
Dimashq [Damascus]DIMCapدمشقDimashq1051,112,2141,552,1611,754,00010500
Ḥalab [Aleppo]HALGovحلبḤalab18,5001,878,7014,045,1664,868,0001850000
Ḥamāh [Hama]HAMGovحماةḤamāh8,883736,4521,384,9531,628,000888300
Ḥimṣ [Homs]HIMGovحمصḤimṣ42,223815,1031,529,4021,803,0004222300
IdlibIDLGovادلبIdlib6,097579,5101,258,4271,501,000609700
Rif Dimashq [Damascus Rural]RDMGovريف دمشقDimashq18,032917,3642,273,0742,836,0001803200
ṬarṭūsTARGovطرطوسṬarṭūs1,892443,290701,395797,000189200
... [Golan Heights annexed by Israel]-  1,176.........117600

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2004-09-22
1ḤalabHAL2,132,100
2DimashqDIM1,414,913
3ḤimṣHIM652,609
4Al-LādhiqīyahLAT383,786
5ḤamāhHAM312,994
6Ar-RaqqahRAQ220,488
7Dayr az-ZawrDAY211,857
8Al-ḤasakahHAS188,160
9Al-QāmishlīHAS184,231

Contents: Cities & Localities

The population of Syrian cities and localities with more than 20,000 inhabitants by census years.

NameNativeAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
1981-09-08
Population
Census (C)
1994-09-03
Population
Census (C)
2004-09-22
Area
Abū Ḥamāmأبو حمامDAY......21,9470
Abū KamālالبوكمالDAY17,507...42,5100
Aḍ-Ḍumayr [Dumeir]الضميرRDM......24,2230
'AdrāعدراRDM......20,5590
'Afrīn (Efrîn)عفرينHAL11,914...36,5620
'Aīn al-'Arab (Kobanî, Kobanê)عين العربHAL12,393...44,8210
'Aīn Tarmāعين ترماRDM......35,7220
Al-BābالبابHAL30,008...63,0690
Al-Ḥajar al-Aswadالحجر الأسودRDM23,563...84,9480
Al-Ḥasakah (Hesîçe)الحسكةHAS73,426119,798188,1600
Al-ḤirākالحراكDAR......20,7600
Al-KiswahالكسوةRDM......43,4560
Al-Lādhiqīyah [Latakia]اللاذقيةLAT196,791311,784383,7860
Al-Malīḥah (Dêrika Hemko)المليحةRDM......23,0340
Al-MālikīyahالمالكيةHAS13,225...26,3110
Al-MayādīnالميادينDAY14,966...44,0280
Al-Qāmishlī (Qamişlo)القامشليHAS92,990144,286184,2310
Al-Qunayṭirah [Quneitra]القنيطرةQUN......1530
Al-QūrīyahالقوريةDAY......28,1720
Al-QuṣayrالقصيرHIM14,801...29,8180
Al-QuṭayfahالقطيفةRDM12,259...26,6710
Al-Yarmūk [Yarmouk]اليرموكDIM......137,2480
'AmūdaعاموداHAS......26,8210
An-NabkالنبكRDM19,521...32,5480
'ArbīnعربينRDM......44,9340
ArīḥāأريحاIDL17,805...39,5010
Ar-Raqqah [Ar-Rakka]الرقةRAQ87,138165,195220,4880
Ar-RastanالرستنHIM15,091...39,8340
Ar-RuḥaybahالرحيبةRDM......30,4500
Ashrafiyat Ṣaḥnāyāأشرفية صحناياRDM......30,5190
Ash-Shaykh Maskīnالشيخ مسكينDAR......24,0570
As-SabīnahالسبينةRDM......62,5090
As-SafīrahالسفيرةHAL21,197...63,7080
As-SalamīyahالسلميةHAM35,909...66,7240
Aṣ-ṢanamaynالصنمينDAR......26,2680
As-Sayidah Zaynabالسيدة زينبRDM......136,4270
As-Suwaydā'السويداءSUW43,414...73,6410
Ath-ThawrahالثورةRAQ44,782...69,4250
At-TallالتلRDM18,198...44,5970
A'zāzأعزاز‎HAL16,557...31,6230
Az-ZabadānīالزبدانيRDM16,464...26,2850
BabīlāببيلاRDM......50,8800
BāniyāsبانياسTAR19,506...41,6320
BinishبنشIDL......21,8480
Buṣra āsh-Shām [Bosra]بصرى الشامDAR......19,6830
Dā'ilداعلDAR......29,4080
Dar'ā [Daraa]درعاDAR49,534...97,9690
DārayāدارياRDM34,048...78,7630
Dayr az-Zawr [Deir ez-Zor]دير الزورDAY92,091140,459211,8570
Dimashq [Damascus]دمشقDIM1,112,2141,394,3221,414,9130
Dūmā [Douma]دوماRDM51,337...110,8930
GharānījغرانيجDAY......23,0090
HajīnهجينDAY......37,9350
Ḥalab [Aleppo]حلبHAL985,4131,582,9302,132,1000
ḤalfāyāحلفاياHAM......21,1800
Ḥamāh [Hama]حماةHAM177,208264,348312,9940
Ḥārasta al-BaṣalحرستاRDM25,657...68,7080
Ḥimṣ [Homs]حمصHIM346,871540,133652,6090
IdlibإدلبIDL51,682...98,7910
InkhilأنخلDAR......31,2580
Izra'ازرعDAR......19,1580
JablahجبلةLAT24,784...53,9890
JaramānahجرماناRDM64,305...114,3630
JāsimجاسمDAR......31,6830
JayrūdجيرودRDM......24,2190
Jisr ash-Shughūrجسر الشغورIDL21,461...39,9170
Judaydat 'Arṭūzجديدة عرطوزRDM......45,0000
Kafr Baṭnāكفر بطناRDM......22,5350
Kafr Lāhāكفر لاهاHIM......20,0410
Khan Shaykhūnخان شيخونIDL......34,3710
Ma'arrat an-Nu'mānمعرة النعمانIDL25,579...58,0080
ManbijمنبجHAL30,812...99,4970
MaṣyāfمصيافHAM12,977...22,5080
Mu'aḍamīyat ash-Shāmمعضمیه الشامRDM......52,7380
NawāنوىDAR20,309...47,0660
NublنبلHAL......21,0390
QaṭanāقطناRDM17,928...33,9960
QudsayāقدسياRDM......33,5710
Ra's al-'Aīn (Serê Kanîyê)رأس العينHAS14,278...29,3470
ṢāfītāصافيتاTAR10,016...20,3010
SalqīnسلقينIDL......23,7000
SaqbāسقباRDM......25,6960
SarāqibسراقبIDL......32,4950
ṢubaykhānصبيخانDAY......23,8670
ṢūrānصورانHAM......29,1000
ṬafasطفسDAR......32,2360
TalbīsahتلبيسةHIM......30,7960
Tal Rif'atتل رفعتHAL......20,5140
Ṭarṭūs [Tartous]طرطوسTAR52,589...115,7690
Ṭaybat al-Imāmطيبة الإمامHAM......24,1050
Tudmur [Palmyra]تدمرHIM18,122...51,3230
YabrūdيبرودRDM17,064...25,8910
YaldāيلداRDM......28,3840
ZamalkāزملكاRDM......44,6610

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