Adwan, Syria

Coordinates: 32°49′18″N 35°59′42″E / 32.82167°N 35.99500°E / 32.82167; 35.99500
Grid position 243/247 PAL
Country  Syria
Governorate Daraa Governorate
District Izra District
Nahiyah Nawa
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 2,487
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Adwan (Arabic: عدوان; also spelled Adawan or Edwan) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Izra District of the Daraa Governorate. Nearby localities include al-Shaykh Saad to the east, Saham al-Jawlan to the southwest and Tasil to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Adwan had a population of 2,487 in the 2004 census.[1]


In 1596 Adwan appeared in the Ottoman tax registers as "'Udwan" and was part of the nahiya of Jawlan Sarqi in the Qada of Hauran. It had an entirely Muslim population consisting of 21 households and 15 bachelors. Taxes were paid on wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives.[2]

In the late 19th-century Adwan was a medium-sized village in territory formerly occupied by the Bedouin Adwan tribe. Its buildings, which included around 40 huts and a few ancient ruins, were mostly built of stone and mud. The village had a population of about 140.[3]


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Daraa Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 199.
  3. Schumacher, 1889, p. 119.


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