As Sulaymaniyah Governorate

Infobox Settlement
official_name = As Sulaymaniyah

settlement_type =Governorate
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name =Iraq
subdivision_type1 = Capital
subdivision_name1 = As Sulaymaniyah
latd=35 |latm=31 |latNS=N
longd=45 |longm=19 |longEW=E
population_as_of = 2003
population_total = 1547000 |population_footnotes=
density_km2 =
area_total_km2 = 17023
blank_name=Main language(s)
blank_info= Kurdish

As Sulaymānīyah province (Arabic: محافظة السليمانية, ( _ku. Silêmanî) is a province of Iraq, within the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Its capital is a city of the same name, As Sulaymaniyah. surrounded by the mountains (Goyzha, Azmir,Glazarda,Piramagrun). It was established under Baban (1649-1850) dynasty in 1781 during the reign of Mahmud Pasha Baban, when it was formed it was known by its former name Namo and later changed to Sulaymānīya.

As part of 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.

Provincial Government

*Governor: Dana Ahmed Majeed []
*Deputy Governor: Jutiar Noori Abdullah []
*Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Kawa Abdallah []

External links

* [ Sulaymaniyah Governorate]
* [ Multi-National Force - Iraq - As-Sulaymaniyah]


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