Diyala Province

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Diyala Province
Diyala Govrenorate
Coordinates: 33°53′N 45°4′E / 33.883°N 45.067°E / 33.883; 45.067
Kintra  Iraq
Caipital Baqubah
 • 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 extends tae the northeast o Baghdad as far as the Iranian border. Its caipital is Baqubah. It covers an aurie o 17,685 square kilometres (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 sources o watter, Diyala's main industry is agricultur, primarily dates grown in lairge groves. The province an aw contains ane o the lairgest olive groves in the Middle East.[4] It is an aw recognized as the orange caipital o the Middle East. The Hamrin Muntains pass 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 (predominantly in the Khanaquin an Kifri Destricts), an Iraqi Turkmen aboot 2 percent.[5] Aroond 75% o the population live in the major ceeties: Baqubah, Muqdadiyah an Khanaqin.[6]

The population as estimatit 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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