Aleppo (Arabic: حلب ['ħalab], Turkish: Halep, Greek: Αλέππο) is a city in northern Syria. It has about 2.2 million inhabitants. It is the largest city in Syria. Aleppo is the capital of the Aleppo Governorate. From 2012 to 2016 it was a battlefield in the Syrian civil war.
There was a large earthquake near Aleppo in 1138.