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Erbil Governorate

Erbil Governorate
Kurdish: پارێزگای ھەولێر
Arabic: محافظة أربيل
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
Official seal of Erbil Governorate
Erbil governorate area highlighted in red
Location of the Erbil Governorate (red)

– in Iraq (red, beige & light grey)
– in the Kurdistan Region  (red & beige)

Erbil governorate within the Iraqi Kurdistan region
Erbil Governorate within Kurdistan Region[1]
Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033
RegionKurdistan Region
GovernorOmed Khoshnaw
 • Total14,872 km2 (5,742 sq mi)
 • Total1,763,351
HDI (2018)0.676[3]

Erbil Governorate (Kurdish: پارێزگای ھەولێر ,Parêzgeha Hewlêr,[4][5] Arabic: محافظة أربيل, romanizedMuḥāfaẓat Arbīl[6]) is a governorate in the Kurdistan Region. It is the capital and economic hub of the autonomous region of the Kurdistan Region.[7]



Districts of the Erbil Governorate[8]
District Population
Number of
Erbil 792,981 152,899
Dashty Hawler 186,346 34,264
Makhmur (disputed) 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 (partially disputed) 44,661 9,711
Choman 23,730 4,749
Rawanduz 21,280 4,235
Total 1,713,461 322,719

Cities and towns

  • Erbil (هەولێر), population 879,071
  • Rewanduz (ڕەواندز), population 95,089
  • Beni Silawey Gewre (بنەسڵاوە), population 37,322
  • Kune Gurg (کونە گورگ), population 30,283
  • Selaheddin (سەڵاحەددین), population 18,205
  • Mexmur (مەخموور), population 18,128
  • Koya Senjaq (کۆیە), population 15,123
  • Kasnazan (کەسنەزان), population 12,783
  • Derbend (دەربەند), population 10,086
  • Shaweis (شاوێس), population 7,387
  • Behirke (بەحرکە), population 6,758
  • Piran (پیران), population 6,715
  • Qasre (قەسرێ), population 5,472

Academic establishments


Erbil Governorate Building

There are many national and international banks operating in Erbil offering citizens and visitors services, including:

See also


  1. ^ "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates". Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. ^ Sissakian, Varoujan (2023-12-21). "POPULATION GROWTH IN ERBIL GOVERNORATE AND WATER CONSUMPTION. A CASE STUDY". Journal of Duhok University. 26 (2): 110–118. doi:10.26682/csjuod.2023.26.2.12. ISSN 2521-4861.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Tekoşerekî kevnar yê PDKÎ li parêzgeha Hewlêr wefat kir". (in Kurdish). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  5. ^ "پارێزگای ھەولێر" (in Kurdish). Retrieved 21 December 2019.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "قوة هولندية تتجه إلى إقليم كردستان العراق لحماية مطار أربيل". The New Arab (in Arabic). Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. ^ "The Kurdistan Region in brief". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  8. ^ "The Map Of districts Of Kurdistan Region". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  9. ^ "Rural population in Shaqlawa District-Kurdistan Region/Iraq | Ibrahim Ngah -". Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  10. ^ "Salahaddin University - Hawler". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  11. ^ "Hawler Medical University (HMU)". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  12. ^ "University of Kurdistan". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  13. ^ "> Home". Tishk University. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  14. ^ "Cihan University". Cihan University. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  15. ^ "SABIS® University". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  16. ^ "Soran University". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  17. ^ "Knowledge University". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  18. ^ "Catholic University in Erbil".
  19. ^ "مصرف كوردستان الدولي". Archived from the original on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  20. ^ "Trade Bank of Iraq - Your Trade and Investment Partner in Iraq". Archived from the original on 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  21. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  22. ^ "BBAC Bank". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  23. ^ "Home". IBL. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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