Wasit Governorate

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Wasit Governorate
Wasit Province
Location of Wasit Governorate
Coordinates: 32°40′N 45°45′E / 32.667°N 45.750°E / 32.667; 45.750Coordinates: 32°40′N 45°45′E / 32.667°N 45.750°E / 32.667; 45.750
Country  Iraq
Capital Al Kut
 • Total 17,153 km2 (6,623 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,450,000

Wasit Governorate (Arabic: واسط Wāsit‎) (or Wasit Province) is a province in eastern Iraq. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra. Its major cities include the capital Al Kut, Al-Hai, and the city Wasit. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province.

Provincial Government[edit]


  • Kut (population: 374,000)
  • Al Suwaira (population: 161,000)
  • Numaniyah
  • Al-Hai
  • Al Azeeziaya

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