Maysan Province

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Maysan Province

ميسان

Maysan Govrenorate
Province
Location of Maysan Province
Coordinates: 31°54′N 47°2′E / 31.900°N 47.033°E / 31.900; 47.033
Kintra Iraq
CaipitalAmarah
Area
 • Total16,072 km2 (6,205 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Tot803,000

Maysan Province ([ميسان Maysān] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a province in south Iraq, borders the marsh between Iraq and Iran. The provincial capital Amarah is located on Tigrisriver [[]]. The second settlement is Majar Al-Kabir. Prior to 1976 the province was named Amara Province.

Maysan is a majority Shia province. Its population suffered greatly during the Iran–Iraq War, during which it wis a major battlefield, subsequently post the 1991 Shia Uprising. The population are traditionally known as the Marsh Arabsof the ancient Summer where the Garden of Edin is.

Auncient history[eedit | eedit soorce]

Further information: Sumer

Provincial Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Govrenor: Adil Muhawdar Radi [1]

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