Idlib Governorate

Idlib Governorate
مُحافظة ادلب

Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
Coordinates (Idlib): 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7Coordinates: 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E / 35.7; 36.7
Country  Syria
Capital Idlib
Manatiq (Districts) 5
  Total 6,097 km2 (2,354 sq mi)
  Estimates range between 5,933 km² and 6,097 km²
Population (2011)
  Total 1,501,000
  Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code SY-ID
Main language(s) Arabic

Idlib Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة ادلب / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Idlib) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in northwestern Syria, bordering Turkey. Reports of its area vary, depending on the source, from 5,933 km² [1] to 6,097 km².[2] The Governorate has a population of 1,464,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Idlib.


The governorate is divided into five districts (manatiq):

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

Civil War

As of late February 2016, the governorate is almost entirely under control of the Syrian rebels together with Al-Nusra, bar a small government pocket controlling the towns of Fu'ah and Kafraya just outside Idlib city.


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