Location of Markadah in Syria

Coordinates: 35°45′32″N 40°46′09″E / 35.7589°N 40.7692°E / 35.7589; 40.7692Coordinates: 35°45′32″N 40°46′09″E / 35.7589°N 40.7692°E / 35.7589; 40.7692
Country  Syria
Governorate al-Hasakah
District al-Hasakah
Subdistrict Markada
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004)[1] 2,530
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C4454

Markadah (Arabic: مركدة) is a town in southern al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria. It is the administrative center of the Nahiya Markada consisting of 13 municipalities. In the 2004 census, Markada had a population of 2,530.[1]


Markadah succeeded the village of "Makîsîn" (also spelled "Makasîn", "Maykasan" or "Makîs").[2] During early Islamic rule (7th–10th centuries), Makisin was a town in the district of Diyar Rabi'a with a bridge that crossed the Khabur River.[3] Large quantities of cotton were grown around the site.[3] In the late 680s, numerous Christian Taghlib tribesmen were killed in an ambush at Makisin by the Sulaym tribe as part of the long-running Qays–Yaman feud.[4]

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  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Markada" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. Abdul Karim, Maamoun; Makdissi, Michel (2002). Al-Jazīrah al-Sūrīyah, al-turāth al-ḥaḍārī wa-al-ṣilāt al-mutabādalah: waqāʼiʻ al-muʼtamar al-duwalī, Dayr al-Zūr. The Ministry of Culture (Syria) and Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums. p. 302.
  3. 1 2 Le Strange, Guy (1905). The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate: Mesopotamia, Persia, and Central Asia, from the Moslem Conquest to the Time of Timur. Cambridge University Press. p. 97.
  4. Wellhausen, J. (1927). Weir, Margaret Graham, ed. The Arab Kingdom and its Fall. University of Calcutta. p. 204.
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