Location in Syria

Coordinates: 37°4′22″N 40°39′7″E / 37.07278°N 40.65194°E / 37.07278; 40.65194Coordinates: 37°4′22″N 40°39′7″E / 37.07278°N 40.65194°E / 37.07278; 40.65194
Country  Syria
Governorate Al-Hasakah Governorate
District Ras al-Ayn District
Nahiyah Al-Darbasiyah
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 8,551
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) 52

Al-Darbasiyah (Arabic: الدرباسية, Kurdish: Dirbêsiyê) is a Syrian town on the Syrian-Turkish border opposite the Turkish town of Senyurt. Administratively it is part of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Darbasiyah had a population of 8,551 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") consisting of 113 localities with a combined population of 55,614 in 2004.[1] The inhabitants of the town are predominantly Kurds.

It is connected by road to Tell Beydar in the south.

Since July 2012, the town has been under Kurdish control.[2]


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