Al Muthanna Governorate
Al Muthanna Governorate
— Province — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Iraq Capital Samawah Area - Total 51,740 km2 (19,976.9 sq mi) Population - Total 538,000
Al Muthanna Governorate (Arabic: المثنى Al Muthannā) (or Muthanna Province) is a province in Iraq. It is in the south of the country, bordering Saudi Arabia. Its capital is the city of Samawah, which is located very close to the ancient city of Uruk. Prior to 1976 it was part of the Diwaniya Province, which also included present day Najaf Governorate and Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate.
After the decline of Babylon following the Seleucid founding of Seleucia, Uruk became the largest city in southern Babylonia, and its name (Erech in Aramaic) came to replace Babili (Babylonia), as the city long outlived the former capital, surviving into the 7th century AD.
- Governor: Ibrahim S. Al-Miali 
- Chairman of AL-Muthanna Provincial Council : Abdul Latif H. Al-Hassani
Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate Dhi Qar Governorate Najaf Governorate Al Muthanna Governorate Northern Borders Province, Saudi Arabia Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia Provinces of Iraq
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