Districts of Iraq

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Governorates and districts of Iraq

Iraq's 19 governorates are subdivided into 120 districts (kaza). The district usually bears the same name as the district capital.

The districts are listed below, by governorate (with capital in parentheses):

Anbar Governorate

Muthanna Governorate


Qadisiyyah Governorate

Babil Governorate

Baghdad Governorate

Basra Governorate

Dhi Qar Governorate

Diyala Governorate

Karbala Governorate

Kirkuk Governorate

(From 1976 to mid-2006 called At-Ta'mim)

Maysan Governorate

Najaf Governorate

Nineveh Governorate


Note that northern Sinjar, northern Tel Afar, Akre and northern Shekhan districts are currently under illegal Kurdistan Regional Government de facto control.

Saladin Governorate


Wasit Governorate

Kurdistan Region

Dohuk Governorate


Dohuk Governorate is part of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Erbil Governorate

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Erbil Governorate is part of Iraqi Kurdistan, while the status of the southern Makhmur District is contested.

Sulaymaniyah Governorate

Sulaymaniyah Governorate is part of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Halabja Governorate

Halabja Governorate is part of Iraqi Kurdistan and still officially a part of Sulaymaniyah Governorate.

See also


  • humanitarianinfo district map
  • humanitarianinfo governorate map
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