Darayya District

Darayya District
منطقة داريا

Map of Darayya District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (Qatana): 33°27′N 36°15′E / 33.45°N 36.25°E / 33.45; 36.25Coordinates: 33°27′N 36°15′E / 33.45°N 36.25°E / 33.45; 36.25
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq
Seat Darayya
Subdistricts 3 nawāḥī
  Total 102.48 km2 (39.57 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
  Total 260,961
  Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Geocode SY0309

Darayya District (Arabic: منطقة داريا, translit. manṭiqat Dārayyā) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria. Administrative centre is the city of Darayya. At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 260,961.[1]


The district of Darayya is divided into three sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of Darayya District
Code Name Area Population
SY030900 Darayya nahiyah 53.60 km² 131,501
SY030901 Sahnaya nahiyah 43.53 km² 44,512
SY030902 al-Hajar al-Aswad nahiyah 5.36 km² 84,948

Localities in Darayya District

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the following villages, towns and cities make up the district of Darayya:[1]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
al-Hajar al-Aswad الحجر الأسود 84,948 Al-Hajar al-Aswad
Darayya داريا 78,763 Darayya
Muadamiyat al-Sham معضمية الشام 52,738 Darayya
Ashrafiyat Sahnaya أشرفية صحنايا 30,519 Sahnaya
Sahnaya صحنايا 13,993 Sahnaya


  1. 1 2 3 4 "2004 Census Data" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
    Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
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