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Rif Dimashq Governorate

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Country  Syria
Manatiq (Districts)  10
ISO 3166 code  SY-RD
Area  18,032 km²
Capital  Damascus
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Main language(s)  Arabic
Population  2.836 million (2011)
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University  Syrian International University for Science and Technology

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Rif Dimashq Governorate (Arabic: محافظة ريف دمشق‎‎ Moḥaafaẓat Reef Demashq, literally, the "Governorate of the Countryside of Damascus") is one of the 14 governorates of Syria. It is situated in the southwestern part of the country. It borders the governorates of Quneitra, Daraa and al-Suwayda (comprising the historic Hauran region) in the southwest, Homs in the north, Lebanon in the west and Jordan in the south.


Map of Rif-Dimashq Governorate, Syria

The Governorate completely surrounds the city-governorate of Damascus, which is home to the administrative headquarters of Rif Dimashq. It has an area of 18,032 km² and a population of 2,273,074 (2004 census).


The governorate is divided into ten districts (manatiq). There were nine district until February 2009, when Qudsaya District was created from parts of Markaz Rif Dimashq and Al-Zabadani districts. The districts are further divided into 37 sub-districts (nawahi).

Map of districts until February 2009


Rif Dimashq Governorate Wikipedia