Deir ez-Zor Governorate
|Deir ez-Zor Governorate|
مُحافظة دير الزور
Map of Syria with Deir ez-Zor highlighted
|Coordinates (Deir ez-Zor): 35°20′10″N 40°08′42″E / 35.336°N 40.145°ECoordinates: 35°20′10″N 40°08′42″E / 35.336°N 40.145°E|
|• Governor||Mohammed Kaddour al-Aynea|
|• Total||33,060 km2 (12,760 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-DY|
Deir ez-Zor Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة دير الزور / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dayr az-Zawr) is one of the fourteen governorates of Syria. It is situated in eastern Syria, bordering Iraq. It has an area of 33,060 km² and a population of 1,202,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Deir ez-Zor.
These are further divided into 14 sub-districts (nawahi).
Deir ez-Zor was the location of Israel's execution of Operation Orchard on September 6, 2007. Israel bombed a northern Syrian complex suspected of holding nuclear materials from North Korea.
In 2014 Islamic State forces massacred an estimated 900 members of the Al-Shaitat tribe in the governorate, following resistance to the Islamic State's occupation of the area. As of February 2016, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant controls all of the countryside while Syrian Government forces hold out in the capital.
- "City Population: Syria". Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Mahnaimi, Uzi; Baxter, Sarah (2007-09-23). "Israelis 'Israelis seized nuclear material in Syrian raid'". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- "Mass Grave of 230 Tribespeople Four in Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitoring Group". Alakhbar English. Al Akhbar. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- edeiralzor The First Complete website for Deir ez-Zor news and services
||Ar-Raqqah Governorate||Hasakah Governorate|