Al-Shajara, Syria

For other uses, see al-Shajara, Tiberias.
Coordinates: 32°46′18″N 35°52′59″E / 32.77167°N 35.88306°E / 32.77167; 35.88306
Country  Syria
Governorate Daraa
District Daraa
Subdistrict Al-Shajara
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004)[1]
  Total 6,567
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Shajara (Arabic: الشجرة, also spelled ash-Shajarah) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Daraa Governorate, located west of Daraa, in between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan. Nearby localities include Saham al-Jawlan to the east, Nafia to the north, Jamla to the northwest and Bayt Ara to the southwest.


In the Ottoman tax registers of 1596, it was located in the nahiya of Jawlan Sarqi, Qada of Hawran, with the name of Sajara. It had a population of 5 households and 2 bachelors, all Muslims. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 25% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, winter pasture/grass lands, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 1,988 akçe.[2]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Shajara had a population of 6,567 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Shajara nahiyah (subdistrict) which consisted of 17 localities with a combined population of 34,206 in 2004.[1]

As of September 2016, al-Shajara is controlled by the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army of ISIL.[3]


  1. 1 2 "General Census of Population 2004.". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 197


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