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Halabja Governorate

Halabja Governorate
پارێزگای ھەڵەبجە
Halabja Province
Province
Location of Halabja Governorate
Country  Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Capital Halabja
Area
 • Total 3,060 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 337,000
Time zone AST (UTC+3)
Districts of the Helebce (Halabja) Governorate in 2015

Halabja Governorate or Halabja Province (Kurdish: پارێزگای ھەڵەبجە‎) is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. The governorate was established in 2014 making it the fourth in Iraqi Kurdistan.[1][2] Its capital is the city of Halabja. On March 13, 2014, Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, signed the decision of making Halabja the fourth governorate of Kurdistan Region; that happened just three days before the remembrance of Halabja chemical attack, which happened on March 16, 1988.[3] On March 16, 2014, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani signed a regional directive to promote Halabja from district status to a province.[4]

Districts

District Sub-District
Center Sirwan
Khurmal
Byara
Penjwin Garmik
Nalparez
Sharazur Warmawa (Zarayan)
Saidsadiq Siruchik

References

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  3. ^ Rudaw
  4. ^ [1], Kurdistan Region President Signs Halabja Province Directive

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