Erbil Governorate

This article is about the province in Iraq. For other uses, see Erbil (disambiguation).
Erbil Governorate
پارێزگای ھەولێر ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ
Parêzgeha Hewlêr

Clockwise, from top: Canyon in Rawandiz, Koy Sanjaq, Shaqlawa and Citadel of Erbil
Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033Coordinates: 36°11′N 44°2′E / 36.183°N 44.033°E / 36.183; 44.033
Country  Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Capital Erbil
Governor Nawzad Hadi Mawlood
  Total 14,872 km2 (5,742 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
  Total 2,009,367
Erbil Governorate within Kurdistan Region[2]
Districts of the Erbil Governorate[3]

Erbil Governorate (Kurdish: Parêzgeha Hewlêr - پارێزگای ھەولێر, Syriac: ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ , Arabic: محافظة أربيل Muḥāfaẓat Arbīl), sometimes referred to by the alternative spelling Arbil Governorate, is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan.[4] It derives its name from the city of Erbil (Kurdish: Hewler), which is its capital.

Aerial view of the Citadel of Erbil, surrounded by the modern city

Erbil Governorate covers an area of 15,074 km2 in the north of Iraq, with a population of 2,009,367 (2015) people. It is largely populated by Kurds but has minority populations of Assyrians, Turkmen and Arabs.



District Population
Number of
Erbil 792,981 152,899
Dashty Hawler 186,346 34,264
Makhmur 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 44,661 9,711
Choman 23,730 4,749
Rawanduz 21,280 4,235
Total 1,713,461 322,719

Cities and towns

Banoka Village in Erbil Governorate

Academic establishments


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

See also


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  2. "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates".
  3. "The Map Of districts Of Kurdistan Region".
  4. "The Kurdistan Region in brief". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  5. Ramsey, David. "Questia, Your Online Research Library". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  7. "Salahaddin University - Hawler". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  8. "Hawler Medical University (HMU)". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  9. "University of Kurdistan". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  10. "> Home". Ishik University. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  11. "Cihan University". Cihan University. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  12. "SABIS® University". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  13. "Soran University". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  14. "مصرف كوردستان الدولي". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  15. "Trade Bank of Iraq - Your Trade and Investment Partner in Iraq". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  16. "". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  17. "BBAC Bank". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  18. "Home". IBL. Retrieved 2013-10-03.

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