Wasit Governorate

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Wasit Governorate
Arabic: واسط
Location of Wasit Governorate
Country  Iraq
Capital Al Kut
 • Total 17,153 km2 (6,623 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 913,000
Main language(s) Arabic

Wasit ([واسط Wāsit] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is one of the governorates of Iraq. It is in the east of the country. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra. Its major cities include the capital, Al Kut, and Al-Hai. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province. Another city in this Governorate is Wasit.

Provincial Government


  • Kut (374 Thousand)
  • Al Suwaira (161 Thousand)
  • Al-Hai
  • Al Azeeziaya

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