Dohuk Governorate

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Dohuk Governorate
محافظة دهوك
پارێزگای دھۆک ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܕܸܗܘܟ

Dohuk Province
Collage of Dohuk Governorate.jpg
Location of Dohuk Governorate
Coordinates: 37°3′N 43°9′E / 37.050°N 43.150°E / 37.050; 43.150Coordinates: 37°3′N 43°9′E / 37.050°N 43.150°E / 37.050; 43.150
Country  Iraq
Capital Dohuk
 • Governor Farhad Atrushi
 • Total 10,955.91 km2 (4,230.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 1,423,114
Dohuk Governorate within Kurdistan Region[1]
Districts of the Dohuk Governorate[2]

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 and Armenians. The estimated population in 2015 was 1,423,114.[3]



Dohuk Governorate is divided into seven districts, four of which are officially part of Kurdistan Region, while three others are under de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional Government:


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  1. ^ "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government. 
  2. ^ "The map of Districts of Kurdistan Region". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government. 
  3. ^ "The map of estimated population of Duhok governorate in districts level 2015". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government. 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Human Rights Report 1 January – 31 March 2007" (PDF). UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) بعثة الأمم المتحدة. 1 لتقديم المساعدة للعراق. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Assyrian Elected as Deputy Governor of Dohuk". Zinda Magazine. 11 (17). 6 April 2005. Retrieved 13 August 2016.