Governorates of Iraq
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Halabja was the 19th governorate created, and was separated from Sulaymaniyah Governorate in March 2014. There are plans to form two other new governorates - Tal Afar and Tuz Khurmatu - from Nineveh Governorate and Saladin Governorate respectively.
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|Al Anbar Governorate||31||53,476||138,501||1,561,400||Ramadi|
|Dhi Qar Governorate||64||5,000||12,900||1,836,200||Nasiriyah|
|Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate||58||3,148||8,153||1,134,300||Al Diwaniyah|
Formerly claimed governorate
- Kuwait Governorate (1990–91)
Since 2005, Iraq recognizes the authority of the Regional Kurdish Government in governing Iraqi Kurdistan autonomy combining the provinces of Arbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah (and now the newly created province of Halabja). Parts of the provinces of Kirkuk, Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala are disputed between the KRG and the Iraqi central government over direct authority.
- "Iraqi Kurdistan government announces Halabja as its fourth province". Kurd Net. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Ottoway, Marina (4 March 2014). "Mission impossible". Foreign Policy. The FP Group. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- "Iraqi Council of Ministers approved new provinces of Tuz Khurmatu and Tal Afar". Kurd Net. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- Iraq Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit Reports, Maps and Assessments of Iraq from the UN Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit