The Daraa governorate is located in south Syria. It is named “The plain of Horan” due to its natural fertile plains.
It was inhabited by cave men during the Neolithic age (from 6th millennium B.C. to the 4th millennium B.C.), who worked on carving and forming it by the image they desired.
The equipment they left behind pointed to their knowledge in agriculture, cattle breeding and the discovery of pottery making.
Early civilization succeeded on its land, the most popular one was the Ghassanid Kingdom which established Al-Bousra city, the home of the monk Buheirah.
It was called “Onstaciboles” in Byzantine age and “Odrat” in the poems of the consequent ages.
Area and population:
Daraa extends on 3,730 km2 with about 1,027,000 inhabitants, according to the last statistic conducted in 2010
Daraa’s importance and landmarks:
It is one of the important plains in Syria, since it covers most Syrian needs from wheat and vegetables, also it is occupying the first rank in producing tomatoes.
Daraa is one of the most advanced Syrian governorates in terms of education, since it was declared at the beginning of 2010 a non-illiterate governorate.
Daraa has some remains and monuments such as the famous Bosra Theater which can accommodate about 15.000 persons, the ancient citadel and the old city..
Office (1) Daraa- Shamal Al-Khat-next to the Lady of the Annunciation church.
Office (2) Daraa- Ezraa- Ezraa Al-Balad- next to the old mill.