Khanaqin District

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Khanaqin District
Districts of Diyala Governorate
Districts of Diyala Governorate
Districts of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Districts of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Country  Iraq
Governorate Diyala Governorate
Seat Khanaqin
 • Total 3,512 km2 (1,356 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 350,000
Time zone UTC+3 (AST)

Khanaqin District (Kurdish: Xanaqîn), (Arabic: خانقين) is a district in Diyala Governorate of Iraq. It is considered a disputed territory in Northern Iraq between federal and regional government but is officially part of the Diyala province.

The Alwand River runs through Khanaqin District before joining the Diyala River.

The district population was estimated to be 175,000 in 2003.[1] The population of the Judicial Center increased from 20,000 in 2003 to more than 160,000 in 2011-2010 Because of the stability of the security situation.[3]

The population of the region in 2017 is estimated at more than 300,000 ( The center of the district ) people and in the judiciary much more than 420,000 people and the district is more than 30% of the province of Diyala


  1. ^ a b "Khanaqin, Iraq". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ NGO Co-ordination Committee.
  3. ^ "اخبار - قضاء خانقين يعلن ارتفاع عدد سكانه إلى خمسة أضعاف بسبب الاستقرار الأمني". Retrieved 2017-05-28.

External links

  • Khanaqin, once known as ‘city of tolerance,’ still open to Arab refugees
  • Wikimapia Xaneqîn District (KRG)
  • Home - NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq - Diyala Governorate Profile Jan 2016

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