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|founded||December 16, 1924|
|• Total||1,259 km2 (486 sq mi)|
|Population (2003)WFP program estimation|
|Time zone||AST (UTC+3)|
After 1991 the Kurds controlled the northern part of the district. And although unified after 2003 the northern part is still under direct control of the Kurdish Regional Government
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