Khatuniyah, al-Hasakah

خاتونية بحرة

Location of Khatuniyah in Syria

Coordinates: 36°25′22″N 41°13′12″E / 36.42278°N 41.22000°E / 36.42278; 41.22000Coordinates: 36°25′22″N 41°13′12″E / 36.42278°N 41.22000°E / 36.42278; 41.22000
Country  Syria
Governorate al-Hasakah
District al-Hasakah
Subdistrict al-Hawl
Population (2004)[1] 1,218
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C4513

Khatuniyah (Arabic: خاتونية بحرة, translit. Khātūnīyah) is a village near al-Hawl in eastern al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

The village is located on a small peninsula at the northeastern shore of al-Khatuniyah Lake (Arabic: بحرة الخاتونية, translit. Baḩrat al Khātūnīyah, Kurdish: Çemê Xatûniyê), close to the border to Iraq. Northwest of the town, a main road that connects the provincial capital al-Hasakah, which is located around 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the west, with the Rabia border crossing towards Iraq.

Administratively the village belongs to the al-Hawl Nahiya of al-Hasakah District. At the 2004 census, it had a population of 1,218.[1]


In the Syrian Civil War, the area was held occupied by the Islamic State. The village was however liberated on 11 November 2015 by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the course of their al-Hawl offensive.[2]


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Hawl" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. "Syrian Democratic Forces recapture key town near Iraqi border amid ISIS decline". ARA News. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
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