Qamishli (Qamishlo)

Qamishli or Qamishlo (Arabic: القامشلي‎, Kurdish: Qamişlo‎, Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܙܠܝ̈ܢ‎) is the de-facto administrative capital of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. It is part of the Qamişlo Canton, which forms part of the Jazira Region.

This large and bustling city sits on Turkey’s border, making it vulnerable to attacks. Its sister city Nusaybin was divorced from it when the borders were drawn and now lies in Bashur [North Kurdistan / southeastern Turkey].

Qamishlo has an airport, with flights still going to and from Damascus. It also has a train station, but trains are currently not in operation.

According to the 2004 census, Qamishli had a population of 184,231.

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