Dayr Hafir

Dayr Hafir
دير حافر
Dayr Hafir

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 36°09′N 37°42′E / 36.150°N 37.700°E / 36.150; 37.700
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Dayr Hafir
Subdistrict Dayr Hafir
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  Total 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (2013)
  Total 35,409

Dayr Hafir (Arabic: دير حافر / ALA-LC: Dayr Ḥāfir) is a Syrian town in the Aleppo Governorate, 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Aleppo on the Aleppo-Raqqah highway, 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) to the north of Sabkhat al-Jabbul. It is the regional centre of Dayr Hafir District. In the 2004 official census, the town of Dayr Hafir had a population of 18,948. The town is home to an archeological site dating back to the 9th millennium BC.

Dayr Hafir is the administrative center of Nahiya Dayr Hafir and Dayr Hafir District.

Dayr Hafir is still a rural community in its majority.


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