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About Afrin



Afrin is both a district and city of the Aleppo Governorate, Syria. The district of `Afrin includes the eponymous city of 80,000 inhabitants and 366 surrounding villages, among them Katma, Kastall, Kibar and Rajo. The district has 490,000 inhabitants and is situated next to Kurd Mountain. The district has an area of 2.033 square kilometers and consists of seven municipalities: Afrin (center), Jindêrês, Sharan, Mobetan/Mahbatli, Rajo, Bulbul, Shiyê. `Afrin means "fruitful creation" or "blessing" in Kurdish.

The Afrin River flows through the city