Daraa Governorate

Dara`a Governorate
مُحافظة درعا

Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Coordinates (Daraa): 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2Coordinates: 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2
Country  Syria
Capital Daraa
Manatiq (Districts) 3
  Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous
  Total 3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,027,000
  Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-DR
Main language(s) Arabic

Dara`a Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة درعا / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dar‘ā) is one of the fourteen Governorates of Syria. It is situated in the south-west of the country and covers an area of 3,730 km². It is bordered by Jordan to the south, Quneitra Governorate to the west, Rif Dimashq Governorate to the north and Al-Suwayda Governorate to the east. The governorate has a population of 998,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is the city of Daraa.

Several clashes have occurred within the governorate throughout the Syrian civil war.


The governorate is divided into 3 districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into 17 sub-districts (nawahi).

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