Dohuk Governorate

Dohuk Governorate
محافظة دهوك
پارێزگای دھۆک ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܕܸܗܘܟ

Dohuk Province
Coordinates: 37°3′N 43°9′E / 37.050°N 43.150°E / 37.050; 43.150Coordinates: 37°3′N 43°9′E / 37.050°N 43.150°E / 37.050; 43.150
Country  Iraq
Capital Dohuk
  Governor Farhad Atrushi
  Total 10,955.91 km2 (4,230.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 1,423,114
Dohuk Governorate within Kurdistan Region[1]
Districts of the Dohuk Governorate[2]

Dohuk Governorate (Kurdish: پارێزگای دھۆک, Syriac: ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܕܸܗܘܟ , Arabic: محافظة دهوك Muḥāfaẓat Dahūk) is a governorate in Iraq. Its capital is the city of Dohuk. It includes the city of Zakho, which has at various times served as a checkpoint for the border with Turkey. Prior to 1976 it was part of Nineveh Governorate, which was called Mosul Governorate. Dohuk Governorate is mainly inhabited by Kurds and Assyrians, with a small number of Yazidis and Armenians. The estimated population in 2015 was 1,423,114.[3]



Dohuk Governorate is divided into seven districts, four of which are officially part of Kurdistan Region, while three others are under de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional Government:


See also


  1. "Map of area of Kurdistan Region & its Governorates". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government.
  2. "The map of Districts of Kurdistan Region". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government.
  3. "The map of estimated population of Duhok governorate in districts level 2015". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government. 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  4. "Human Rights Report 1 January – 31 March 2007" (PDF). UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) بعثة الأمم المتحدة. 1 لتقديم المساعدة للعراق. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  5. "Assyrian Elected as Deputy Governor of Dohuk". Zinda Magazine. 11 (17). 6 April 2005. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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