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As Sulaymaniyah Governorate
—  Governorate  —
File:South Kurdistan As-Sulaymaniyah.png
Districts ans sub-districts.
Coordinates: 35°31′N 45°19′E / 35.517°N 45.317°E / 35.517; 45.317
Country  Iraq
Capital As Sulaymaniyah
 - Total 17,023 km2 (6,572.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 - Total 1,350,000
Main language(s) Kurdish

As Sulaymānīyah province (Arabic: محافظة السليمانية, (Kurdish: Silêmanî) is a province of Iraq, within the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Its capital is a city of the same name, As Sulaymaniyah.

The province is surrounded by mountains (Goyzha, Azmir, Glazarda and Piramagrun). When it was established, under the Baban (1649-1850) dynasty in 1781 during the reign of Mahmud Pasha Baban, it was known by its former name "Namo" and later changed to Sulaymānīya.

During the Iraq war, the province was occupied by US led coalition forces. On May 30, 2007, Sulaymānīyah was handed over to local Kurdish authorities by Coalition forces as part of a three province handover.


Districts and Cities

Provincial Government

  • Governor: Behroz Muhammed Salih [1]
  • Deputy Governor: Delawar Ahmed Majeed [2]
  • Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Kawa Abdallah [3]

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