Municipalities of Damascus

Administratively, Damascus Governorate, one of Syria's 14 governorates, is divided into two cities: the city of Damascus and the city of Yarmouk. The city of Damascus is divided into 16 municipalities (Arabic: بلدية, romanizedbaladiyah). Every municipal district is managed by an elected mayor, which in turn is divided into 95 districts (Arabic: الحي hayy),[1] each headed by a mayor, and they all participate in the election of the Damascus city council.[2] Yarmouk is one whole municipality, and is divided into 6 neighborhoods.[1]

Municipalities of Damascus
Municipalities of Damascus
Municipalities of Damascus
Country Syria
GovernorateDamascus Governorate
City municipalities16
City districts95
 • City105 km2 (41 sq mi)
 • Urban
77 km2 (29.73 sq mi)
680 m (2,230 ft)
 (2022 estimate)
 • City2,503,000
 • Density24,000/km2 (62,000/sq mi)

Municipalities of Damascus GovernorateEdit

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  1. ^ a b c d "Damascus governorate population 2004 census". Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  2. ^ كهرباء دمشق Archived 10 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Syrian Arab Republic Damascus Governorate Reference map" (PDF). ReliefWeb. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2016-04-08.