Markaz Rif Dimashq District

Markaz Rif Dimashq District
منطقة مركز ريف دمشق

Map of Markaz Rif Dimashq District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (Damascus): 33°30′47″N 36°17′31″E / 33.513°N 36.292°E / 33.513; 36.292Coordinates: 33°30′47″N 36°17′31″E / 33.513°N 36.292°E / 33.513; 36.292
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq
Seat none
Subdistricts 6 nawāḥī
  Total 719.71 km2 (277.88 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
  Total 837,804
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Geocode SY0301

Markaz Rif Dimashq District (Arabic: منطقة مركز ريف دمشق, translit. manṭiqat Markaz Rif Dimašq) or Damascus Central Countryside District is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria.

Markaz Rif Dimashq is located south of the Damascus Governorate covering the southeastern outskirts of metropolitan Damascus. With most administrative buildings being located in Damascus, the district has no official administrative centre. With a population of 136,427 inhabitants, the town of Sayyidah Zaynab however is the largest city of the district.

The district was split in 2009, when the sub-district Qudsaya, located northwest of Damascus, became a district in its own rights. At the 2004 census, the remaining subdistricts had a total population of 837,804.


The district of Markaz Rif Dimashq is divided into six sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Subdistricts of Markaz Rif Dimashq District
Code Name Area Population
SY030101 al-Kiswah nahiyah 523.74 km² 112,095
SY030102 Babbila nahiyah 75.77 km² 341,625
SY030103 Jaramana nahiyah 10.42 km² 114,363
SY030104 al-Malihah nahiyah 74.51 km² 56,652
SY030105 Kafr Batna nahiyah 26.59 km² 123,474
SY030106 Arbin nahiyah 8.67 km² 89,595


  1. 1 2 "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
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