Rael, Syria


Location of Rael in Syria

Coordinates: 36°35′50″N 37°16′05″E / 36.5972°N 37.2681°E / 36.5972; 37.2681Coordinates: 36°35′50″N 37°16′05″E / 36.5972°N 37.2681°E / 36.5972; 37.2681
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Azaz
Subdistrict Sawran
Occupation Free Syrian Army
Elevation 462 m (1,516 ft)
Population (2004)[1] 1,750
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C1665

Rael (Arabic: راعل, translit. Ra'īl), also spelled Ra'il, is a village in northern Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Located halfway between Azaz and al-Rai, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the city of Aleppo and 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the border to the Turkish province of Kilis, the village administratively belongs to Nahiya Sawran in Azaz District. Nearby localities include Ihtaimlat 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south and Dabiq 5 km (3.1 mi) to the south. In the 2004 census, Rael had a population of 1,750.[1]


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Sawran" (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.
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