Babil Province

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Babylon Province
بابل محافظة
Babil Govrenorate
Province
Coordinates: 32°37′N 44°33′E / 32.617°N 44.550°E / 32.617; 44.550
Kintra Banner o Iraq Iraq
Caipital Hillah
Area
 • Total 5,119 km2 (1,976 sq mi)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 1,500,000

Babil Province (Arabic: بابل Bābil‎) (or Babylon Province) is a province in central Iraq. It haes an aurie o 5,603 square kilometres (2,163 sq mi), wi an estimatit population o 1,385,783 fowk in 2003. The provincial caipital is the ceety o Hillah, which lees opposite the auncient ceety o Babylon (بابل), on the Euphrates river.

Provincial Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Govrenor: Muhammad Ali Al-Messoudi (Electit 18 Mairch 2011; 5t Govrenor o Babylon)
  • Deputy Govrenor: Iskander Witwit
  • Provincial Cooncil Chairman (PCC): Kadhim Majid Tuman

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The auncient ceety o Babylon in present-day Babylon Province wis the caipital o auncient Babylonie, situatit on the Euphrates river sooth o Baghdad, Iraq.

The ceety wis occupeed frae the 3rd millennium BC but became important early in the 2nt millennium unner the keengs o the First Dynasty o Babylon. The saxt keeng o this dynasty wis Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) who made Babylon the caipital o a vast empire an is best remembered for his code o laws.

The ceety achieved pre-eminence when Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC) extendit the Babylonie Empire ower maist o Wastren Asie.

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