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Wasit Governorate
Arabic: واسط
—  Governorate  —
Coordinates: 32°40′N 45°45′E / 32.667°N 45.75°E / 32.667; 45.75
Country Iraq
Capital Al Kut
 - Total 17,153 km2 (6,622.8 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 - Total 913,000
Main language(s) Arabic, Kurdish

Wasit (Arabic: واسط‎) 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 the Basra. Its major cities include the capital, Al Kut, and Al Hayy. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province. Another city in this Governorate is Wasit.

Provincial Government

  • Governor: Latif al-Turfa [1]
  • Deputy Governor: Ahmed Abdu Salam [2]


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

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