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This article is about the province in Iraq. For other uses, see Erbil (disambiguation).
Erbil Governorate (Hewlêr)
أربيل Arbīl
Hawler Governorate

Districts and sub districts.

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 15,074 km2 (5,820 sq mi)
Population (2011 Estimate)[1]
 • Total 2,000,000

Arbil Governorate (Arabic: أربيلArbīl, Kurdish: Hawler, Syriac: ܐܪܒܝܠ Arbel, Turkmen: Erbil) is one of the governorates of Iraq, located in the autonomous Kurdistan Region.[2] It derives its name from the city of Erbil, which is also its capital.

Arbil Governorate covers an area of 15,074 square kilometres (5,820 sq mi) in the north of Iraq, with an estimated population (in 2003) of 1,314,000 people. It is largely populated by Kurds but has minority populations of Assyrians, Arabs, and Turkmens,


  • Governor: Nawzad Hadi Mawlood [3]
  • Deputy Governor: Tahir Abdullah

Districts (No)

Cities and Towns

  • Bahirkāh (بحركه), population 6758
  • Banī Šilāwah Gawrah (بنصلاوة), population 37322
  • Darband (دربند), population 10086
  • Erbīl (اربيل), population 1091636
  • Kalkān (كلك), population 6846
  • Kūnagurk (كونه كورك), population 30283
  • Kūsanjaq (كويسنجق), population 15123
  • Maẖmūr (مخمور), population 18128
  • Rawāndūz (رواندوز), population 95089
  • Şalāh̨addīn (صلاح الدين), population 18205
  • Šāwīš (شاويس), population 7387

Academic establishments

  • Salahaddin University: Founded in 1958 in Sulaymaniya and transferred to Erbil in 1981 [4]
  • Hawler Medical University (HMU): Founded in 2005.[5]
  • University of Kurdistan Hewlêr: Public English-medium University [6]
  • Ishik University: Private university that belongs to Fezalar Educational Institutions in Erbil, Iraq.[7]
  • Cihan University: Private University, founded in 2007 [8]
  • SABIS University: Private University [9]


There are many national and international banks operating in Erbil offering citizens and visitors services, including but not limited to:

  • Kurdistan Central Bank
  • Kurdistan International Bank for Investment and Development[10]
  • Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) [11]
  • Byblos Bank [12]
  • Bank of Beirut and Arab Countries (BBAC) [13]
  • Intercontinental Bank of Lebanon (IBL) [14]

See also


External links

  • largest cities and towns and statistics of their population in Arbil
  • Iraq Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit Reports, Maps and Assessments of Iraq's Governorates from the UN Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit

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