Rmelan (Arabic: رميلان) is a town in the al-Hasakah Governorate at the northeast of Syria. Administratively being part of the Ma'badah nahiyah of al-Malikiyah District, the town of Rmelan is located 900km northeast of the capital Damascus, 165 km northeast of the governorate capital al-Hasakah, 70 km east of Qamishli, 30 km southwest of the district centre al-Malikiyah and 0.5 km southwest of the sub-district centre Ma'badah. It has an area of 5 km² and a population of 11,500 based on the 2009 official estimate. The town is famous for being one of the major centres of oil production in Syria. The first oil exploration works in Rmelan started in 1934. However, the town was founded in 1956 along with the discovery of the first oil well in the Rmelan region, in the area of Karatchok. Later in 1959, the oil well of as-Suwaydiyah was discovered as well in region. The town has a well-developed infrastructure including roads of 22 km-long, public parks, swimming pools, family clubs, cinema halls and cultural centres. The town is also home to the Ommal Rmelan (Rmelan Labours) football club. They participate in the 3rd division of the Syrian Football League and play their home games at the Rmelan Municipal Stadium. The population of the town is of mixed Arab, Kurd and Assyrian ethnicities. However, Rmelan is also home to a large number of workers resettled from other Syrian regions. Wikipedia
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