Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 37°4′22″N 40°39′7″E / 37.07278°N 40.65194°ECoordinates: 37°4′22″N 40°39′7″E / 37.07278°N 40.65194°E|
|District||Ras al-Ayn District|
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3 (UTC)|
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. 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.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (Arabic)
- "Kurdish Syria: From cultural to armed revolution". 28 July 2012. Egypt Independent.