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Regions in Iraq

Iraq is made up of 18 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Iraq. Information on all primary administrative regions in Iraq.

Please note that unfortunately population data are not available for all regions in Iraq.

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You can sort the regions in Iraq alphabeticallyby population by capitals of the regionsby capitals population

Primary administrative regions in Iraq

There are 18 regions in Iraq in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Iraq
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Mayorality of Baghdad Muḩāfaz̧at Baghdād1.-Baghdad Baghdad7,216,000
Basra Governorate Muḩāfaz̧at al Başrah2.4,500,000Basrah Basrah2,600,000
Ninawa Muḩāfaz̧at Nīnawá3.3,270,422Mosul Mosul1,739,800
Arbil Muḩāfaz̧at Arbīl4.2,000,000Erbil Erbil932,800
As Sulaymaniyah Muḩāfaz̧at as Sulaymānīyah5.1,552,000As Sulaymaniyah As Sulaymānīyah723,170
Muhafazat Kirkuk Muḩāfaz̧at Kirkūk6.1,395,614Kirkuk Kirkuk601,433
An Najaf An Najaf7.1,400,000Najaf Najaf482,576
Muhafazat Karbala' Muḩāfaz̧at Karbalā’8.1,200,000Karbala Karbala434,450
Dhi Qar Muḩāfaz̧at Dhī Qār9.1,386,335An Nasiriyah An Nāşirīyah400,249
Maysan Muḩāfaz̧at Maysān10.971,400Al `Amarah Al ‘Amārah323,302
Al Qadisiyah Muḩāfaz̧at al Qādisīyah11.908,192Ad Diwaniyah Ad Dīwānīyah318,801
Wasit Muhafazat Wasit12.1,450,000Al Kut Al Kūt315,162
Babil Muḩāfaz̧at Bābil13.1,950,000Al Hillah Al Ḩillah289,709
Dahuk Dihok14.1,356,415Dihok Dihok284,000
Anbar Muḩāfaz̧at al Anbār15.1,961,400Ramadi Ramadi274,539
Al Muthanna Muḩāfaz̧at al Muthanná16.919,100As Samawah As Samawah152,890
Diyala Diyālá17.1,224,000Baqubah Baqubah152,550
Salah ad Din Governorate Muhafazat Salah ad Din18.1,032,674Tikrit Tikrīt42,477