Population of Cities in Syria (2018)

2
Over 1 Million
8
100,000 to 1 Million
69
10,000 to 100,000
  • Aleppo
  • Damascus
  • Homs
  • Hamah
  • Latakia
  • Deir ez-Zor
  • Ar Raqqah
  • Al Bab
  • Idlib
  • Douma
  • Dar'a
  • As Safirah
  • As Salamiyah
  • Tartouss
  • Ath Thawrah
  • Al Hasakah
  • Darayya
  • Manbij
  • I`zaz
  • Jablah
  • As Suwayda'
  • Albu Kamal
  • At Tall
  • Al Mayadin
  • Ar Rastan
  • Tadmur
  • 'Ayn al 'Arab
  • An Nabk
  • Khan Shaykhun
  • `Afrin
  • Kafranbel
  • `Irbin
  • Al Qusayr
  • Yabrud
  • Jisr ash Shughur
  • Baniyas
  • Tallbisah
  • Harasta
  • Al Qunaytirah
  • Tadif
  • Saraqib
  • Jayrud
  • Masyaf
  • Ma`arratmisrin
  • Al Qaryatayn
  • Salqin
  • Tafas
  • Souran
  • Binnish
  • Jasim

Like many other countries of the world, Syria has its populated areas divided across several categories. In this country, 284 sub-districts spread across 65 districts that are part of 14 governorates. Sixty-four of the 65 districts have a designated regional capital.

Only two of Syria's cities has a population that exceeds one million. However, there are eight cities that have a minimum of 100,000 residents, and 69 that have a minimum population of 10,000, which all add up to create one of the most populous countries in the entire world. In addition to its cities, there are over 6,000 villages and towns spread across the country. This offers an explanation as to why a country that ranks just 89th in the world in terms of area has one of the biggest populations.

The population is split fairly evenly when it comes to distribution among the rural and urban areas, with 2014 figures showing that just under 43% of residents live in rural areas. However, despite seeming like a high number, data from past years actually show that this is a significant decrease. The early 1990s had a more even split, while decades before showed a higher percentage of rural residents. Like other countries, more Syrians are moving to urban areas for better job and educational opportunities than those found in the rural areas, while immigrants tend to flock more to the urbanized cities for the same reasons.

Syria has 2 cities with more than a million people, 8 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 69 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Syria is Aleppo, with a population of 1,602,264 people.

Aleppo

Aleppo has a rich history, as it's one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

1,602,264

Damascus

Damascus is one of Syria's most important cultural and religious centers.

1,569,394

Homs

Religious diversity is why many residents choose to settle in Homs.'

775,404

Hamah

Hamah's historic landmark 17 Norias of Hama dates back to the Byzantine period.

460,602

Latakia

Syria's most important port city is also one of its leading manufacturing centers.

340,181

Deir ez-Zor

This city is home to many farms and agribusinesses.

242,565

Ar Raqqah

This city is the site of the largest dam in the country of Syria.

177,636

Al Bab

Al Bab has grown extensively since its role as a market city in the 1200s.

130,745

Idlib

Idlib is considered one of Syria's major agricultural centers.

128,840

Douma

This city is the administrative center of Douma District.

111,864

Name 2018 Population Location
Aleppo1,602,264Map
Damascus1,569,394Map
Homs775,404Map
Hamah460,602Map
Latakia340,181Map
Deir ez-Zor242,565Map
Ar Raqqah177,636Map
Al Bab130,745Map
Idlib128,840Map
Douma111,864Map
Dar'a97,969Map
As Safirah95,832Map
As Salamiyah94,887Map
Tartouss89,457Map
Ath Thawrah87,880Map
Al Hasakah81,539Map
Darayya71,596Map
Manbij68,888Map
I`zaz66,138Map
Jablah65,915Map
As Suwayda'59,052Map
Albu Kamal57,572Map
At Tall55,561Map
Al Mayadin54,534Map
Ar Rastan53,152Map
Tadmur51,015Map
'Ayn al 'Arab50,000Map
An Nabk49,372Map
Khan Shaykhun48,975Map
`Afrin48,693Map
Kafranbel45,652Map
`Irbin42,474Map
Al Qusayr41,062Map
Yabrud40,502Map
Jisr ash Shughur39,311Map
Baniyas39,066Map
Tallbisah38,491Map
Harasta37,348Map
Al Qunaytirah36,143Map
Tadif34,670Map
Saraqib34,231Map
Jayrud32,352Map
Masyaf32,262Map
Ma`arratmisrin32,163Map
Al Qaryatayn31,748Map
Salqin31,608Map
Tafas31,249Map
Souran30,716Map
Binnish30,354Map
Jasim30,283Map
Tallkalakh29,754Map
Az Zabadani29,549Map
Tayyibat al Imam29,259Map
Hajin29,237Map
Inkhil29,076Map
Dayr Hafir28,905Map
Satita27,815Map
Ash Shaykh Miskin25,920Map
As Sanamayn25,702Map
Tall Rif`at25,658Map
Nubl25,546Map
Subaykhan25,514Map
Jarabulus24,997Map
Al Harak23,784Map
Al Kiswah23,526Map
Halfaya23,403Map
Kafr Takharim22,436Map
Ad Dana21,987Map
Kafr Zayta21,845Map
Kafr Laha21,819Map
Ad Darbasiyah21,481Map
Qarah20,656Map
Qatana18,511Map
Al Qutayfah16,118Map
Shahba14,784Map
Murak14,307Map
Izra`13,882Map
Salakhid12,842Map
Ad Duraykish11,918Map
Al Ghantu9,412Map
Mukharram al Fawqani9,112Map
Tremseh6,927Map
Dayr al 'Asafir6,209Map