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Syria Cities by Population


79 cities shown of 79 total Syria cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Aleppo 1,602,264
2. Damascus 1,569,394
3. Hums 775,404
4. Hamah 460,602
5. Latakia 340,181
6. Dayr az Zawr 242,565
7. Ar Raqqah 177,636
8. Al Bab 130,745
9. Idlib 128,840
10. Douma 111,864
11. As Safirah 95,832
12. Salamiyah 94,887
13. Tartouss 89,457
14. Ath Thawrah 87,880
15. Al Hasakah 81,539
16. Darayya 71,596
17. Manbij 68,888
18. A`zaz 66,138
19. Jablah 65,915
20. As Suwayda' 59,052
21. Albu Kamal 57,572
22. At Tall 55,561
23. Mayadin 54,534
24. Ar Rastan 53,152
25. Tadmur 51,015
26. An Nabk 49,372
27. Khan Shaykhun 48,975
28. `Afrin 48,693
29. `Irbin 42,474
30. Al Qusayr 41,062
31. Yabrud 40,502
32. Jisr ash Shughur 39,311
33. Baniyas 39,066
34. Tallbisah 38,491
35. Hirista 37,348
36. Al Qunaytirah 36,143
37. Tadif 34,670
38. Saraqib 34,231
39. Jayrud 32,352
40. Masyaf 32,262
41. Ma`arrat Misrin 32,163
42. Al Qaryatayn 31,748
43. Salqin 31,608
44. Tafas 31,249
45. Souran 30,716
46. Binnish 30,354
47. Jasim 30,283
48. Tall Kalakh 29,754
49. Az Zabadani 29,549
50. Tayyibat al Imam 29,259
51. Hajin 29,237
52. Inkhil 29,076
53. Dayr Hafir 28,905
54. Satita 27,815
55. Shaykh Miskin 25,920
56. As Sanamayn 25,702
57. Tall Rif`at 25,658
58. Nubl 25,546
59. Subaykhan 25,514
60. Jarabulus 24,997
61. Kafr Nabl 24,754
62. Al Harak 23,784
63. Al Kiswah 23,526
64. Halfaya 23,403
65. Kafr Takharim 22,436
66. Ad Dana 21,987
67. Kafr Zaytah 21,845
68. Kafr Lahah 21,819
69. Ad Darbasiyah 21,481
70. Qarah 20,656
71. Qatana 18,511
72. Al Qutayfah 16,118
73. Shahba 14,784
74. Izra` 13,882
75. Salakhid 12,842
76. Duraykish 11,918
77. Mukharram al Fawqani 9,112
78. Ma`lula 5,000
79. Busra ash Sham 1,000





Syria History

The name Syria derives from ancient Greek name for Syrians, Syrioi, which the Greeks applied without distinction to various Assyrian people. Modern scholarship confirms the Greek word traces back to the cognate, Assyria, ultimately derived from the Akkadian Aur.

The area designated by the word has changed over time. Classically, Syria lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Arabia to the south and Cilicia to the north, stretching inland to include Mesopotamia, and having an uncertain border to the northeast that Pliny the Elder describes as including, from west to east, Commagene, Sophene, and Adiabene, formerly known as Assyria"". By Pliny's time, however, this larger Syria had been divided into a number of provinces under the Roman Empire: Judaea, later renamed Palaestina in AD 135 in the extreme southwest, Phoenicia corresponding to Lebanon, with Damascena to the inland side of Phoenicia, Coele-Syria south of the Eleutheris river, and Mesopotamia."

Around the excavated city of Ebla in northern Syria, discovered in 1975, a great Semitic empire spread from the Red Sea north to Turkey and east to Mesopotamia from 2500 to 2400 BC Ebla appears to have been founded around 3000 BC, and gradually built its empire through trade with the cities of Sumer and Akkad, as well as with peoples to the northwest. Gifts from Pharaohs, found during excavations, confirm Ebla's contact with Egypt. Scholars believe the language of Ebla to be among the oldest known written Semitic languages, designated as Paleo-Canaanite. However, more recent classifications of the Eblaite language has shown that it was an East Semitic language, closely related to the Akkadian language. The Eblan civilization was likely conquered by Sargon of Akkad around 2260 BC; the city was restored, as the nation of the Amorites, a few centuries later, and flourished through the early second millennium BC until conquered by the Hittites.







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