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Governorates of Iraq
Iraq presently consists of 19 governorates (محافظةmuḥāfażah in Arabic, parêzgeh in Kurdish), also known as "provinces". Per the Iraqi constitution, three or more governorates can join to form an autonomous region.[citation needed] Baghdad and Basra are the oldest standing administrative regions of Iraq while In 2014 the decision was made to create the Halabja Governorate out of the Halabja District of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate.[1][2]
Iraqi Governorates
المحافظات العراقية‎ (Arabic)
Parêzgehê Iraq (Kurdish)
  • Also known as:
  • Muḥāfażah
    محافظة‎ (Arabic)
    پارێزگاParêzgeh
CategoryFederated state
LocationRepublic of Iraq
Number19 governorates
Populations108,974 (Helebce) – 8,126,755 (Baghdad)
Areas529 km2 (204.2 sq mi) (Baghdad) – 138,500 km2 (53,476 sq mi) (Al Anbar)
Government
Subdivisions
Numbered Map of Iraqi Governorates
On 21 January 2014, the Council of Ministers of the government of Iraq approved in principle proposals to create more governorates.[3] The Council announced that two new governorates Tal Afar and Tuz Khurmatu would be formed from the current Nineveh Governorate and Saladin Governorate, respectively.[4] It was also announced that the city of Fallujah of the Al Anbar Governorate would become a separate governorate.[3]
Governorates
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Governorates of Iraq
Governorate
Postal
code
ISO
code
Total area
in miles2
Total area
in km2
Population
1 July 2018[5]
Population
Density
in miles
Population
Density
in km
Capital
Al Anbar31AN53,476138,5011,771,65629.111.2Ramadi
Babylon51BB1,9765,6032,065,042921.4324.9Hillah
Baghdad10BG78.844,5558,126,75589,487.51,548.8Baghdad
Basra61BA7,36019,0702,908,491344.0132.7Basra
Dhi Qar64DQ5,00012,9002,095,172367.2142.3Nasiriyah
Al-Qādisiyyah58QA3,1488,1531,291,048360.3139.1Al Diwaniyah
Diyala32DI6,82817,6851,637,226211.381.6Baqubah
Duhok42DA2,5306,5531,292,535445.5172.2Duhok
Erbil44AR5,82015,0741,854,778277.0106.9Erbîl
Halabja461,1803,060108,974285.5110.1Helebce
Karbala56KA1,9445,0341,218,732548.6211.8Karbala
Kirkuk36KI3,7379,6791,597,876373.4144.1Kirkuk
Maysan62MA6,20516,0721,112,673156.560.4Amarah
Muthanna66MU19,98051,740814,37135.913.8Samawah
Najaf54NA11,12928,8241,471,592115.544.5Najaf
Nineveh41NI14,41037,3233,729,998226.987.6Mosul
Saladin34SD9,55624,7511,595,235147.356.8Tikrit
Sulaymaniyah46SU6,57317,0232,053,305285.8110.3Slêmanî
Wasit52WA6,62317,1531,378,723182.770.5Kut
Previous governorates
GovernorateNow part of
MosulNineveh Governorate
Duhok Governorate
DiwaniyaAl-Qādisiyyah Governorate
Muthanna Governorate
Najaf Governorate
Dulaim (–1962)
Ramadi (1962–1976)
Al Anbar Governorate
Muntafiq (–1976)Dhi Qar Governorate
Amara (–1976)Maysan Governorate
Kut (–1976)Wasit Governorate
BaghdadBaghdad Governorate
Saladin Governorate
Kirkuk (–1976)
At-Ta'mim (1976–2006)
Kirkuk Governorate
See also
References
  1. ^ "KRG order turning Halabja into province sets off street celebrations". Rudaw. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Kurdistan Region President signs Halabja province directive". Kurdistan Region Presidency. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Resolutions of Council of Ministers For Session No. 3 on 21/1/2014". 21 January 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Iraqi Council of Ministers approved new provinces of Tuz Xurmatu and Tal Afar". Kurd Net. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Original PDF". dx.doi.org. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
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