Dohuk Governorate within Kurdistan Region
|• Governor||Farhad Atrushi|
|• Total||10,955.91 km2 (4,230.10 sq mi)|
Dohuk Governorate (Kurdish: پارێزگای دھۆک, Syriac: ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܕܸܗܘܟ , Arabic: محافظة دهوك Muḥāfaẓat Dahūk) is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its capital is the city of Dohuk. It includes the city of Zakho, which has at various times served as a checkpoint for the border with Turkey. Prior to 1976 it was part of Nineveh Governorate, which was called Mosul Governorate. Dohuk Governorate is mainly inhabited by Kurds and Assyrians, with a small number of Yazidis (who are classified as Kurds) and Armenians. The estimated population in 2017 was 1,511,585 with around 15% being Christian.
- Governor: Farhad Ameen Saleem Atrushi
- Deputy Governor: Behzad Ali Adam
- Governorate Council Chairman (PCC): Fehim Abdullah
- 41 total seats
- 33 seats for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
- 4 seats for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
- 4 seats for the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU)
- Amedi District
- Dohuk District
- Semel District
- Zakho District
- Akre District (disputed)
- Shekhan District (disputed)
- Bardarash District (disputed)
- Gir-e Kumar
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