Tell Abyad District

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Tell Abyad District

منطقة تل أبيض
Tell Abyad District in Syria
Location of Tell Abyad District within Raqqa Governorate
Tell Abyad District is located in Syria
Tell Abyad District
Tell Abyad District
Location in Syria
Coordinates (Tell Abyad): 36°41′51″N 38°57′24″E / 36.6975°N 38.9567°E / 36.6975; 38.9567
Country Syria
GovernorateRaqqa
SeatTell Abyad
Subdistricts3 nawāḥī
Area
 • Total4,834.02 km2 (1,866.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)[1]
129,714
GeocodeSY1102

Tell Abyad District (Arabic: منطقة تل أبيض‎, romanizedManṭiqat 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.

The administrative center of Tell Abyad District and Tell Abyad Subdistrict shown above is the city of Tell Abyad.
The administrative center of Suluk Subdistrict shown above is the city of Suluk.
The administrative center of Ayn Issa Subdistrict shown above is the city of Ayn Issa.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 129,714.[1] The majority of inhabitants are Sunni Arabs,[2] with considerable Sunni Kurdish[3][4] 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[5] and the rest of the district is almost all Arabs.

Subdistricts[edit]

The district of Tell Abyad is divided into three subdistricts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004[1]):

Archaeology[edit]

In the valley of the Balikh River, there exists an archaeological site called Tell Sabi Abyad.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Arab Tribes Split Between Kurds And Jihadists". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Kurds eye new corridor to Mediterranean". Al-Monitor.
  4. ^ "US Expresses Concerns About PYD Human Rights". BasNews. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Pre civil war ethno-religious map of Ar Raqqah goverornate - uMap". umap.openstreetmap.fr. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  6. ^ "Tal Abyad nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  7. ^ "Suluk nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  8. ^ "Ayn Issa nahiyah population". Cbssyr.org. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  9. ^ Akkermans, P. M. M. G.; Archeology, Faculty of (1989). "Excavations at Tell Sabi Abyad – Prehistoric Investigations in the Balikh Valley, Northern Syria". International Series 468, (1989). Retrieved 2020-08-04.