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Ayn al-Arab

`Ayn al-`Arab
`Ayn al-`Arab
`Ayn al-`Arab
Location in Syria

Coordinates: 36°53′24″N 38°22′12″E / 36.89000°N 38.37000°E / 36.89000; 38.37000

Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Ayn al-Arab
Subdistrict Ayn al-Arab
Elevation 520 m (1,710 ft)
 • Total 54,681
 • Religions Sunni Islam, Syriac Christianity
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Ayn al-Arab (Arabic: عين العرب‎, ALA-LC: ‘Ayn al-‘Arab also known as "Kobane" in Kurdish) is an inhabited city in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate. "Kobanê" is the Kurdish name of the city. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ayn al-Arab had a population of 44,821 in the 2004 census.[1]

The Popular Protection Units (YPG) captured Ayn al-Arab on 19 July 2012.[2] Since July 2012, Ayn al-Arab has been under Kurdish control, while the YPG and Kurdish politicians await an autonomy for the area they consider part of Syrian Kurdistan.[3][4]


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Coordinates: 36°53′24″N 38°22′12″E / 36.89000°N 38.37000°E / 36.89000; 38.37000

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