Bulbul, Syria

For other uses, see Bulbul (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 36°46′17.9″N 36°49′8.8″E / 36.771639°N 36.819111°E / 36.771639; 36.819111
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo Governorate
District Afrin District
Nahiyah Bulbul
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Total 1,742
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bulbul (Arabic: بلبل) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo near the Turkish border. Nearby localities include Maydan Ikbis to the west, Rajo to the southwest and Maabatli to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Bulbul had a population of 1,742 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Bulbul nahiyah of the Afrin District consisting of 34 villages with a combined population of 12,573.[1]

Bulbul is the administrative center of Nahiya Bulbul of the Afrin District.

The word bulbul derives from Arabic: بلبل, meaning nightingale[2] in Arabic, Turkish and Kurdish languages, although in English, bulbul refers to passerine birds of a different family.


  1. 1 2 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Aleppo Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Fishpool et al. (2005)
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