Erbil Governorate

Erbil Governorate
پارێزگای ھەولێر ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ
Parêzgeha Hewlêr
Governorate
Clockwise, from top: Canyon in Rawandiz, Koy Sanjaq, Shaqlawa and Citadel of Erbil

Location of the  Erbil Governorate  (red)

 in Iraq  (red, beige & light grey)
 in the Kurdistan Region  (red & beige)


Erbil Governorate within Kurdistan Region[2]
Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033
Country  Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Capital Erbil
Governor Nawzad Hadi Mawlood
Area
  Total 14,872 km2 (5,742 sq mi)
Population (2017)[3]
  Total 2,113,391

Erbil Governorate (Kurdish: Parêzgeha Hewlêr - پارێزگای ھەولێر, Syriac: ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ , Arabic: محافظة أربيل Muḥāfaẓat Arbīl), sometimes referred to by the alternative spelling Arbil Governorate, is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan.

.[4] It derives its name from the city of Erbil (Kurdish: Hewler), which is its capital.

Erbil Governorate covers an area of 15,074 km2 in the north of Iraq, with a population of 2,113,391 (2017) people. It is largely populated by Kurds but has minority populations of Turkmens, Arabs and Assyrians.

Government

Districts

DistrictPopulation
(2009)[7]
Number of
households
Erbil792,981152,899
Dashty Hawler186,34634,264
Makhmur (disputed)173,80130,678
Soran154,94527,707
Shaqlawa124,62823,420
Koya95,24618,727
Kabat93,44216,015
Mergasor (partially disputed)44,6619,711
Choman23,7304,749
Rawanduz21,2804,235
Total1,713,461322,719

Cities and towns

  • Behirke (بحركه), population 6,758
  • Beni Silawey Gewre (بنصلاوة), population 37,322
  • Kasnazan, population 12,783
  • Derbend (دربند), population 10,086
  • Erbil (اربيل), population 850,000
  • Ankawa, population 100,000
  • Xelekan (كلك), population 6,846
  • Kune Gurg (کونە گورگ), population 30,283
  • Koya Senjaq (كويسنجق), population 15,123
  • Mexmur (مخمور), population 18,128
  • Rewanduz (ڕەواندز, رواندوز), population 95,089
  • Selaheddin (صلاح الدين), population 18,205
  • Shaweis (شاويس), population 7,387
  • Piran (پیران, بيران), population 6715

Academic establishments

  • Salahaddin University: Founded in 1958 in Sulaymaniya and transferred to Erbil in 1981[8]
  • Hawler Medical University: Founded in 2005.[9]
  • University of Kurdistan Hewlêr: Public English-medium university[10]
  • Ishik University: Private university that belongs to Fezalar Educational Institutions in Erbil.[11]
  • Cihan University: Private university, founded in 2007[12]
  • SABIS University: Private university[13]
  • Soran University, KRG-Iraq governmental university founded in 2009[14]

Banking

There are many national and international banks operating in Erbil offering citizens and visitors services, including:

See also

References

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  2. "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates". www.krso.net.
  3. "The map of estimated population of Kurdistan Region 2017". krso.net.
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  7. "RURAL POPULATION IN SHAQLAWA DISTRICT-KURDISTAN REGION/IRAQ | Ibrahim Ngah - Academia.edu". academia.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  8. "Salahaddin University - Hawler". Suh-edu.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  9. "Hawler Medical University (HMU)". hmu.edu.krd. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  10. "University of Kurdistan". Ukh.ac. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  11. "> Home". Ishik University. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  12. "Cihan University". Cihan University. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  13. "SABIS® University". Sabisuniversity.net. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  14. "Soran University". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  15. "مصرف كوردستان الدولي". Kibid.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  16. "Trade Bank of Iraq - Your Trade and Investment Partner in Iraq". Tbiraq.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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