Ninawa Province

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Nineveh Province
Ninawa Govrenorate
Province
Coordinates: 36°0′N 42°28′E / 36.000°N 42.467°E / 36.000; 42.467
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Caipital Mosul
Area
 • Total 37,323 km2 (14,410 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,811,091[1]

Ninawa (Arabic: نینوى Nīnawā‎, Kurdish: Neynewa, Syriac-Aramaic: ܢܝܢܘܐ Nīnwē) is a province in northren Iraq, an the Arabic name for the biblical ceety of Nineveh in Assirie. It haes an aurie o 37,323 square kilometres (14,410 sq mi) an an estimatit population o 2,453,000 fowk in 2003. Its chief ceety an provincial caipital is Mosul, which lies athort the Tigris river frae the ruins o auncient Nineveh. Tal Afar is an aw a major ceety athin the region. Prior tae 1976, it wis cried Mosul Province an includit the present-day Dohuk Province an aw.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (İAU): Iraq Information Portal :Ninewa Governorate Profile