Jarabulus District

Jarabulus District (Arabic: منطقة جرابلس, romanizedmanṭiqat Ğarābulus) is a district of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria, on the border with Turkey. The administrative centre is the city of Jarabulus.

Jarabulus District
منطقة جرابلس
Jarabulus District in Syria
Location of Jarabulus District within Aleppo Governorate
Jarabulus District is located in Syria
Jarabulus District
Jarabulus District
Location in Syria
Coordinates (Jarabulus): 36°49′N 38°01′E / 36.82°N 38.02°E / 36.82; 38.02
Country Syria
Control Turkey
Syrian opposition Syrian Interim Government
Subdistricts2 nawāḥī
 • Total607.48 km2 (234.55 sq mi)
The administrative center of Jarabulus Subdistrict shown above is the city of Jarabulus.
The administrative center of Ghandoura Subdistrict shown above is the city of Ghandoura.

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 58,889.[1] Ethnically, it is composed of Arabs, Turkmens and Kurds.[2][3][4] Many Kurds settled during the 17th century in the area.[5]

The Euphrates river enters Syria from Turkey in Jarabulus.


The district of Jarabulus is divided into two subdistricts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of Jarabulus District
Code Name Area Population Seat
SY020800 Jarabulus Subdistrict 316.52 km² 41,575 Jarabulus
SY020801 Ghandoura Subdistrict 290.95 km² 17,314 Ghandoura


  1. ^ a b c "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ van Wilgenburg, Wladimir. "Kurdish Strategy Towards Ethnically-Mixed Areas in the Syrian Conflict". Terrorism Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 23. The Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  3. ^ Khalifa, Mustafa. "The impossible partition of Syria" (PDF). Thematic Studies. Arab Reform Initiative. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ SURİYE’DE GÜVENLİ BÖLGE TARTIŞMALARI: TÜRKİYE AÇISINDAN RİSKLER, FIRSATLAR VE SENARYOLAR (PDF) (in Turkish, English, and Arabic). ORTADOĞU STRATEJİK ARAŞTIRMALAR MERKEZİ. 2012. ISBN 978-605-4615-10-0. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  5. ^ Tejel, Jordi (2008). Syria's Kurds: History, Politics and Society. Routledge. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-134-09642-8.