Coordinates: 32°34′12″N 36°18′59″E / 32.57000°N 36.31639°E / 32.57000; 36.31639
Country  Syria
Governorate Daraa
District Daraa
Subdistrict Al-Jiza
Population (2004)[1]
  Total 14,700
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Jiza (Arabic: الجيزة, also spelled el-Jeza) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Daraa Governorate, located east of Daraa. Nearby localities include al-Mataaiya to the south, Ghasm to the southeast, al-Sahwah to the northeast, al-Musayfirah to the north, Kahil to the northwest and al-Taybeh to the west.


In the Ottoman tax registers of 1596, it was a village located the nahiya of Butayna, Qada of Hawran, under the name of Jiza. It had a population of 19 households and 7 bachelors, all Muslims. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 7,215 akçe.[2]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Jiza had a population of 14,700 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Jiza nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of three localities with a collective population of 21,100 in 2004.[1]

Notable Residents


  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. 214


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