Girkê Legê

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 37°0′59″N 41°57′16″E / 37.01639°N 41.95444°E / 37.01639; 41.95444
Country  Syria
Governorate Al-Hasakah Governorate
District Al-Malikiyah District
Nahiyah Al-Malikiyah
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 15,759
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Al-Muabbada (Arabic: المعبدة; Kurdish: Girkê Legê) is a town in al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Muabbada had a population of 15,759 in the 2004 census.[1] According to the Kurdish news agency "Rudaw", the Ba'athist Party under president Hafez al-Assad changed the name of the town to Al-Muabbada.[2] The town is 35 kilometres from the Iraqi border and 15 kilometres from the Turkish border.[3] As of 2004, al-Muabbada is the eighth largest town in Al-Hasakah governorate.

On 24 July 2012, the PYD announced that Syrian security forces withdrew from Al-Muabbada. The YPG forces afterwards took control of all government institutions[2] and the town became fully under the PYD's control.[3] As a preliminary result of the ongoing Syrian Civil War, Al-Muabbada today is situated in Jazira Canton within the autonomous Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava framework.


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. 1 2 "Girke Lege Becomes Sixth Kurdish City Liberated in Syria". Rudaw. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. 1 2 "Syrian Crisis Brings a Blessing for Kurds". Inter Press Service. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
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