Al-Hasakah Govrenorate

The Al Hasakah Govrenorate (Arabic: مُحافظة الحسكة, Siriac: Gozarto) is a govrenorate in the far north-east corner o Sirie that haes the Euphrates river runnin through it. It is distinguisht bi its fertile lands, plentiful water, picturesque natur, an mair nor ane hunder airchaeological steids.

Al Hasakah

الحسكة
Map o Sirie wi Al Hasakah heichlichtit
Map o Sirie wi Al Hasakah heichlichtit
Coordinates (Al-Hasakah): 36°30′N 40°54′E / 36.5°N 40.9°E / 36.5; 40.9
Kintra Sirie
CaipitalAl-Hasakah
Manatiq (Destricts)4
Area
 • Total23334 km2 (9,009 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,477,000
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-HA
Main leid(s)Kurdish, Arabic, Syriac-Aramaic

DestrictsEedit

The govrenorate haes 4 destricts (Mintaqa's):

These are further dividit intae ? sub-destricts (nawahi).

Demographics an populationEedit

The inhabitants o Al Hasakah are composed frae different ethnic an cultural groups mainly Arabs, Assirians/Siriacs, Kurds, Armenians, an ithers.[1][2] The population o the govrenorate wis estimatit in 2007 tae be 1,377,000. Notable ceeties in the govrenorate an their estimatit population as in 2006 are:[3]

Sirian Census 1943 in Al HasakahEedit

  • Sunni Muslims 99.665 (68.26%)
  • Shia Muslims 326 (00.22%)
  • Alawis 93 (00.06%)
  • Ismailis 8 (00.01%)
  • Druzes 0 (00.00%)
  • Christians 42.496 (29.11%)
  • Jews 1.938 (01.33%)
  • Yazidis 1.475 (01.01%)
  • Al Hasakah 146.001 (100.0%)

AirchaeologyEedit

The maist prominent airchaeological steids are:

  • Hamoukar: considered bi some airchaeologists tae be the auldest ceety in the warld
  • Tell Halaf: Excavations hae revealed successive ceevilization levels an bonnie basalt sculptures.
  • Tell Brak: Situatit haufway atween al-Hasakah ceety an the frontier toun o al-Qamishli. Excavations in the tell hae revealed the Uyun Temple an King Naram-Sin palace-stranghauld.
  • Tell el Fakhariya
  • Tell Hittin: 15 layers o occupation hae been identified.
  • Tell Leilan: Excavations began in 1975 an hae revealed mony airtifacts an biggins datin back tae the 6t millennium BCE such as a bazaar, temple, palace, etc.

It is weel kent that the Khabur River, which flows through al-Hasakah for 440 km, witnessed the birth o the some o the earliest ceevilizations in the warld.

ReferencesEedit

Freemit airtinsEedit

  • ehasakeh The First Complete wabsteid for Al-Hasakah news an services