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|Mayor of Baghdad||Zekra Alwach|
|• Total||4,555 km2 (1,759 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|Time zone||Iraqi Standard Time (UTC+3)|
Baghdad Governorate (Arabic: محافظة بغداد Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād), also known as the Baghdad Province, is the capital governorate of Iraq. It includes the City of Baghdad, as well as the surrounding metropolitan area, which includes Al-Mada'in (Seleucia-Ctesiphon), Taji, Husseinia, Mahmudiya District and Abu Ghraib District. The province has a total area of 4,071 square kilometres (1,572 sq mi), the smallest of the 18 provinces of Iraq but the most populous.
- Governor: Ali Muhsin Al-Temimi
- Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Kamil az-Zubaydi
- Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Kamil az-Zaidi
Baghdad Governorate is one of the most developed parts of Iraq, with a better infrastructure than much of Iraq, though heavily damaged from the US-led invasion in 2003 and continuing violence today. It also has one of the highest rates for terrorism in the world with bombs, suicide attackers, and hit squads operating in the city.
Baghdad is governed by the Baghdad Provincial Council. Representatives to the Baghdad Provincial Council were elected by their peers from the lower councils of the administrative districts in Baghdad in numbers proportional to the population of the various districts that were represented.
Districts of Baghdad Governorate
- Abu Ghraib
- Al Istiqlal
- Al Tarmia
- Baghdad (city)
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