Douma District
منطقة دوما
Map of Douma District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Map of Douma District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (Douma): 33°34′20″N 36°24′07″E / 33.572264°N 36.401811°E / 33.572264; 36.401811Coordinates: 33°34′20″N 36°24′07″E / 33.572264°N 36.401811°E / 33.572264; 36.401811
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
Subdistricts7 nawāḥī
 • Total19,875.92 km2 (7,674.14 sq mi)
 • Total433,719
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)

Douma District (Arabic: منطقة دوما, romanizedmanṭiqat Dūmā) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria.

The second largest district of Syria following Tadmur, it stretches from the northeastern outskirts of Metropolitan Damascus to the Jordanian border, covering large swaths of the sparsely inhabited Syrian Desert. The administrative centre is the city of Douma, located just some 10 km (6 mi) to the northeast of Damascus.

At the 2004 census, the district had a population of 433,719.[1]


The district of Douma is divided into seven sub-districts or nawāḥī (population as of 2004):[1]

Subdistricts of Douma District
Code Name Area Population
SY030200 Douma Subdistrict 208.73 km² 181,934
SY030201 Harasta Subdistrict 25.64 km² 88,816
SY030202 Al-Sabe' Biyar Subdistrict 12,919.39 km² 395
SY030203 Al-Dumayr Subdistrict 5,929.58 km² 26,192
SY030204 Al-Nashabiyah Subdistrict 277.76 km² 76,814
SY030205 Al-Ghizlaniyah Subdistrict 388.02 km² 36,715
SY030206 Harran al-Awamid Subdistrict 126.80 km² 22,853


  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.