- Governorates of Iraq
Politics of Iraq
Iraqis divided into 18 governorates (or provinces) (" muhafazah"):
#Salāh ad-Dīn (صلاح الدين)
#Dhī Qār (ذي قار)
The current set of governorates was established in
The governorates are divided into "qadhas" (or
districts). The map on the right shows the districts (but does not show the district names) within each governorate.
September 2008, eleven of the eighteen governorates are under direct Iraqi control: Al-Muthannā, Dhī Qār, An-Najaf, Maysān, Arbīl, As-Sulaymāniyyah, Dahūk, Al-Karbalā', Al-Basrah, Al-Qādisiyyah and Al-Anbar. Seven governorates are controlled by multi-national coalition forces: Baghdād, Salāh ad-Dīn, Diyālā, Wāsit, Bābil, Nīnawā, and Kirkuk (or At-Ta'mim).
Iraq currently has one autonomous region,
Kurdish Autonomous Region, which is also known as Iraqi Kurdistan.
List of places in Iraq
Districts of Iraq
* [http://dev.epic-usa.org/files/EPIC/IRAQ_Government.pdf Bios of Iraqi Government Officials] (as of July 20, 2006)
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