Governorates of Iraq
Iraq presently consists of 19 governorates (محافظة muḥāfażah in Arabic, parêzgeh in Kurdish), also known as "provinces". Per the Iraqi constitution, three or more governorates can join to form an autonomous region. 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.
المحافظات العراقية (Arabic)
Parêzgehê Iraq (Kurdish)
|Location||Republic of Iraq|
|Populations||108,974 (Helebce) – 8,126,755 (Baghdad)|
|Areas||529 km2 (204.2 sq mi) (Baghdad) – 138,500 km2 (53,476 sq mi) (Al Anbar)|
On 21 January 2014, the Council of Ministers of the government of Iraq approved in principle proposals to create more governorates. The Council announced that two new governorates Tal Afar and Tuz Khurmatu would be formed from the current Nineveh Governorate and Saladin Governorate, respectively. It was also announced that the city of Fallujah of the Al Anbar Governorate would become a separate governorate.
1 July 2018
|Governorate||Now part of|
|Al Anbar Governorate|
|Muntafiq (–1976)||Dhi Qar Governorate|
|Amara (–1976)||Maysan Governorate|
|Kut (–1976)||Wasit Governorate|
- Districts of Iraq
- ISO 3166-2:IQ
- List of Governorates of Iraq by Human Development Index
- List of places in Iraq
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