Map of Syria with Idlib highlighted
|Coordinates (Idlib): 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°ECoordinates: 35°42′N 36°42′E / 35.7°N 36.7°E|
|• Total||6,097 km2 (2,354 sq mi)|
|Estimates range between 5,933 km² and 6,097 km²|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-ID|
Idlib Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة ادلب / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Idlib) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in northwestern Syria, bordering Turkey. Reports of its area vary, depending on the source, from 5,933 km² to 6,097 km². The Governorate has a population of 1,464,000 (2010 estimate). The capital is Idlib.
These are further divided into sub-districts (nawahi).
As of late February 2016, the governorate is almost entirely under control of the Syrian rebels together with Al-Nusra, bar a small government pocket controlling the towns of Fu'ah and Kafraya just outside Idlib city.
- Olly Lambert (April 9, 2013). "Syria Behind the Lines". Frontline. USA: Public Broadcasting Service. (Film about Syrian civil war in 2012 in the Idlib area)