Halabja Governorate

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Halabja Governorate
پارێزگای ھەڵەبجە
Halabja Province
Province
Location of Halabja Governorate
Country Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Capital Halabja
Area
 • Total 3,060 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 337,000
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Halabja Governorate or Halabja Province (Kurdish: پارێزگای ھەڵەبجە) is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. The governorate was established in 2014 making in the fourth in Iraqi Kurdistan.[1][2] Its capital is the city of Halabja. On March 13, 2014, Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, signed the decision of making Halabja the fourth governorate of Kurdistan Region; that happened just three days before the remembrance of Halabja chemical attack, which happened on March 16, 1988.[3] On March 16, 2014, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani signed a regional directive to promote Halabja from district status to a province.[4]

Districts[edit]

District Sub-District
Center Sirwan
Khurmal
Byara
Penjwin Garmik
Nalparez
Sharazur Warmawa (Zarayan)
Saidsadiq Siruchik

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraqi Kurdistan government announces Halabja as its fourth province". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Ottoway, Marina. "Mission Impossible". http://www.foreignpolicy.com/. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Rudaw
  4. ^ [1], Kurdistan Region President Signs Halabja Province Directive