Al-Jalaa

ٱلْجَلَاء
Al-Jalaa
Al-Jalaa
Coordinates: 34°37′55″N 40°49′48″E / 34.632043°N 40.830081°E / 34.632043; 40.830081
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor
DistrictAbu Kamal
Subdistrictal-Jalaa
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total9,171
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Al-Jalaa (Arabic: ٱلْجَلَاء‎, romanizedal-Jalāʾ) is a small city in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the Euphrates River, south of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include al-Abbas to the west, al-Ramadi and Abu Kamal to the south and Kharayij and Hajin to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Jalaa had a population of 9,171 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") of the Abu Kamal District. The al-Jalaa subdistrict consists of six towns which had a collective population of 29,255 in 2004.[1]

Al-Jalaa is the administrative center of Nahiya al-Jalaa of the Abu Kamal District.
Al-Jalaa is the administrative center of Nahiya al-Jalaa of the Abu Kamal District.

In the Syrian Civil War the city was occupied by ISIL until the Syrian army captured it on 5 December 2017.[2]

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