Maaraba, Daraa

For other uses, see Maaraba, Rif Dimashq.
Coordinates: 32°32′45″N 36°25′42″E / 32.54583°N 36.42833°E / 32.54583; 36.42833
Country  Syria
Governorate Daraa
District Daraa
Subdistrict Bosra
Occupation syrian free army
Population (2010)[1]
  Total 12,359
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Maaraba (Arabic: معربة, also spelled Ma'rabah or Moraba) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Daraa Governorate, located east of Daraa. Nearby localities include Bosra to the east, Umm Walad to the north and Ghasm to the west.


In 1596 the village appeared in the Ottoman tax registers named Ma'raba, part of the nahiya of Bani Nasiyya in the Qada of Hauran. It had an entirely Muslim population consisting of 29 households and 18 bachelors. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, and a water mill; a total of 13,000 akçe.[2]

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Maaraba had a population of 8,988 in the 2004 census.[1]


  1. 1 2 "General Census of Population 2004.". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 219


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