Al Muthanna Province

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Muthanna Province

المثنى محافظة

Al Muthanna Govrenorate
Province
Location of Muthanna Province
Coordinates: 30°12′N 45°21′E / 30.200°N 45.350°E / 30.200; 45.350
Kintra Iraq
CaipitalSamawah
Area
 • Total51740 km2 (19,980 sq mi)
Population
 • Total538,000

Al Muthanna Province ([المثنى Al Muthannā] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) (or Muthanna Province) is a province in Iraq. It is in the sooth o the kintra, bund bi Saudi Arabie. Its caipital is the ceety o Samawah, whilk is locatit vera close tae the auncient ceety o Uruk. Afore 1976 it wis pairt o the Diwaniya Province, whilk includit present day Najaf Province an Al-Qadisiyyah Province an aw.

It includes the auncient Sumerie-Babylonie ceety o Uruk (Aramaic: Erech) an aw, whilk is possibly the source o the name Iraq.

Efter the decline o Babylon follaein the Seleucid foondin o Seleucie, Uruk became the lairgest ceety in soothren Babylonie, an its name (Erech in Aramaic) came tae replace Babili (Babylonie), as the ceety lang ootlived the umwhile caipital, survivin intae the 7t century AD.

Provincial Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Govrenor: Ibrahim S. Al-Miali [1] Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine
  • Chairman o AL-Muthanna Provincial Cooncil : Abdul Latif H. Al-Hassani