Erbil Governorate

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Erbil Governorate
پارێزگای ھەولێر
Parêzgeha Hewlêr
Governorate
Clockwise, from top: Canyon in Rawandiz, Koy Sanjaq, Shaqlawa and Citadel of Erbil
Clockwise, from top: Canyon in Rawandiz, Koy Sanjaq, Shaqlawa and Citadel of Erbil
Location of Erbil Governorate
Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033
Country  Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Capital Erbil
Governor Nawzad Hadi Mawlood
Area
 • Total 14,872 km2 (5,742 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 2,009,367
Erbil Governorate within Kurdistan Region[2]
Districts of the Erbil Governorate[3]

Erbil Governorate (Kurdish: Parêzgeha Hewlêr - پارێزگای ھەولێر‎, Arabic: محافظة أربيل‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat Arbīl), sometimes referred to by the alternative spelling Arbil Governorate, is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan.[4] It derives its name from the city of Erbil (Kurdish: Hewler), which is its capital.

Aerial view of the Citadel of Erbil, surrounded by the modern city

Erbil Governorate covers an area of 15,074 km2 in the north of Iraq, with a population of 2,009,367 (2015) people. It is largely populated by Kurds but has minority populations of Assyrians, Turkmen and Arabs.

Government[edit]

Districts[edit]

District Population
(2009)[6]
Number of
households
Erbil 792,981 152,899
Dashty Hawler 186,346 34,264
Makhmur 173,801 30,678
Soran 154,945 27,707
Shaqlawa 124,628 23,420
Koya 95,246 18,727
Kabat 93,442 16,015
Mergasor 44,661 9,711
Choman 23,730 4,749
Rawanduz 21,280 4,235
Total 1,713,461 322,719

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Behirke (بحركه), population 6,758
  • Beni Silawey Gewre (بنصلاوة), population 37,322
  • Kasnazan, population 12,783
  • Derbend (دربند), population 10,086
  • Erbil (اربيل), population 1,091,636
  • Xelekan (كلك), population 6,846
  • Kune Gurg (کونە گورگ), population 30,283
  • Koya Senjaq (كويسنجق), population 15,123
  • Mexmur (مخمور), population 18,128
  • Rewanduz (ڕەواندز, رواندوز), population 95,089
  • Selaheddin (صلاح الدين), population 18,205
  • Shaweis (شاويس), population 7,387
  • Piran (پیران, بيران), population 6715
Banoka Village in Erbil Governorate

Academic establishments[edit]

  • Salahaddin University: Founded in 1958 in Sulaymaniya and transferred to Erbil in 1981[7]
  • Hawler Medical University: Founded in 2005.[8]
  • University of Kurdistan Hewlêr: Public English-medium university[9]
  • Ishik University: Private university that belongs to Fezalar Educational Institutions in Erbil.[10]
  • Cihan University: Private university, founded in 2007[11]
  • SABIS University: Private university[12]
  • Soran University, KRG-Iraq governmental university founded in 2009[13]

Banking[edit]

There are many national and international banks operating in Erbil offering citizens and visitors services, including but not limited to:

  • Kurdistan Central Bank
  • Kurdistan International Bank for Investment and Development[14]
  • Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) [15]
  • Byblos Bank [16]
  • Bank of Beirut and Arab Countries (BBAC) [17]
  • Intercontinental Bank of Lebanon (IBL) [18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "İşte Kürdistan Bölgesi’nin nüfusu…". Rudaw.net. 
  2. ^ "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates". www.krso.net. 
  3. ^ "The Map Of districts Of Kurdistan Region". www.krso.net. 
  4. ^ "The Kurdistan Region in brief". Krg.org. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  5. ^ Ramsey, David. "Questia, Your Online Research Library". Accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ "RURAL POPULATION IN SHAQLAWA DISTRICT-KURDISTAN REGION/IRAQ | Ibrahim Ngah - Academia.edu". academia.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  7. ^ "Salahaddin University - Hawler". Suh-edu.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Hawler Medical University (HMU)". Hawlermu.org. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  9. ^ "University of Kurdistan". Ukh.ac. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  10. ^ "> Home". Ishik University. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  11. ^ "Cihan University". Cihan University. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  12. ^ "SABIS® University". Sabisuniversity.net. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  13. ^ "Soran University". Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  14. ^ "مصرف كوردستان الدولي". Kibid.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  15. ^ "Trade Bank of Iraq - Your Trade and Investment Partner in Iraq". Tbiraq.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  16. ^ "ByblosBank.com". ByblosBank.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  17. ^ "BBAC Bank". Bbacbank.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  18. ^ "Home". IBL. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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