Tell Abyad District
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Tell Abyad District
منطقة تل أبيض
Location of Tell Abyad District within Raqqa Governorate
|Coordinates (Tell Abyad):|
|• Total||4,834.02 km2 (1,866.43 sq mi)|
Tell Abyad District (Arabic: منطقة تل أبيض, romanized: Manṭiqat Tall Abyaḍ; Kurdish: Devera Girê Spî) is a district of the Raqqa Governorate in northern Syria. The administrative centre is the city of Tell Abyad. Most of the district is currently under the Turkish occupation of northern Syria.
At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 129,714. The majority of inhabitants are Sunni Arabs, with considerable Sunni Kurdish and Sunni Turkmen minorities. The western part of the district is mainly inhabited by Kurds, the Turkmens are mainly concentrated south west of Suluk and the town itself and the rest of the district is almost all Arabs.
- Tell Abyad Subdistrict (ناحية تل أبيض): population 44,671.
- Suluk Subdistrict (ناحية سلوك): population 44,131
- Ayn Issa Subdistrict (ناحية عين عيسى): population 40,912.
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