Diyala Province

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Diyala Province
ديالى
Diyala Govrenorate
Province
Coordinates: 33°53′N 45°4′E / 33.883°N 45.067°E / 33.883; 45.067
Kintra  Iraq
Caipital Baqubah
Area
 • Tot 17,685 km2 (6,828 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Tot 1,224,000

Diyala Province (Arabic: ديالى Diyālā‎) is a province in eastren Iraq.

Provincial Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Diyala Province stends tae the northeast o Baghdad as far as the mairch wi Iran. Its caipital is Baqubah. It kivers an aurie o 17,685 square kilometre (6,828 sq mi).

A lairge portion o the province is drained bi the Diyala River, a major tributary o the Tigris. Acause o its proximity tae twa major soorces o watter, Diyala's main industry is agricultur, mainly dates grown in lairge shaws. The province conteens ane o the lairgest olive shaws in the Middle East.[4] It is recognized as the oranger caipital o the Middle East an aw. The Hamrin Muntains passes through the govrenorate.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2003, it haed an estimatit population o some 1,224,000 fowk. Iraqi Arabs comprise aboot 82 percent o the govrenorate, Iraqi Kurds aboot 16 percent (feckly in the Khanaquin an Kifri Destricts), an Iraqi Turkmen aboot 2 percent.[5] Aroond 75% o the population stey in the major ceeties: Baqubah, Muqdadiyah an Khanaqin.[6]

The population (as estimate in 2003) is as follaes:

Destrict Baqubah Al-Muqdadiya Khanaqin Al Khalis Kifri Balad Ruz Total
Population 467,895 198,583 160,379 255,889 42,010 99,601 1,224,358

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