Ayn al-Arab District

Ayn al-Arab District
منطقة عين العرب
Ayn al-Arab District in Syria
Location of Ayn al-Arab District within Aleppo Governorate
Coordinates (Kobani): 36°53′N 38°22′E / 36.89°N 38.37°E / 36.89; 38.37Coordinates: 36°53′N 38°22′E / 36.89°N 38.37°E / 36.89; 38.37
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
Seat Kobani
Subdistricts 4 nawāḥī
  Total 3,068.04 km2 (1,184.58 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1] 192,513
Geocode SY0206

`Ayn al-`Arab District (Arabic: منطقة عين العرب, translit. manṭiqat ‘Ayn al-‘Arab; Kurdish: Kobanê) is a district of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria. The Administrative centre is the city of Kobanî.

Sub-Districts of `Ayn al-`Arab District
The administrative center of Nahiya Ayn al-Arab shown above is the city of Ayn al-Arab.
The administrative center of Nahiya Shuyukh Tahtani shown above is the city of Shuyukh Tahtani.
The administrative center of Nahiya Sarrin shown above is the city of Sarrin.

The district fills the northeastern section of the governorate, and its northern boundary is along the Syria–Turkey border. In January 2014, the territory was declared as the de facto autonomous Kobanî Canton of Rojava.

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 192,513.[1]


The district of Ayn Al-Arab is divided into four sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004):

Subdistricts of Ayn al-Arab District
Code Name Area Population Seat
SY020600 Nahiya Ayn al-Arab 745.60 km² 81,424 Kobani
SY020601 Nahiya Shuyukh Tahtani 318.86 km² 43,861 Shuyukh Tahtani
SY020602 Nahiya Sarrin Nahiya 2,003.57 km² 69,931 Sarrin
Nahiya Al-Jalabiyah Al-Jalabiyah

Nahiya Al-Jalabiyah was separated from Nahiya Sarrin in 2009.[2]


  1. 1 2 "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. "احداث منطقتي دير حافر والاتارب تعزيزاً لمسيرة التنمية". Al-Jamahir (in Arabic). Aleppo. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
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