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Al-Shamiya (Iraq)

Al-Shamiya is located in Iraq
Al-Shamiya's location inside Iraq
Country  Iraq
Governorate Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 300.000 [1]

Al-Shamiya (Arabic: الشامية‎) Iraqi city and seat of Al-Shamiya District located in Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate ,roughly 147 km south of Baghdad on the Al-Shamiya river (branch of Euphrates). Al-Shamiya date back to Sumerian times but a modern city established in 1822 during Ottoman era, named (Hamidya) after name of Abdul Hamid II,its name converted to current name (Al-Shamiya) after establish kingdom of Iraq . population of Al-Shamiya has been grew quickly from 189.000 inhabitants in 1997 to 230974 in 2007[2] (estimated 300.000 inhabitants 2014) .whole population Shia settling in the area since hundreds years,they descendant of historic arabic tribe Nukha.

Al-Shamiya is located in fertile,irrigated,drained and alluvial plain within middle Euphrates region.The area surrounded Al-Shamiya notable for its crops especially rice,dates,and wheat.


  1. ^ وزارة التخطيط العراقية / شعبة إحصاء الديوانية، بيانات غير منشورة
  2. ^ Marvellous Mesopotamia، The world's wonderland، by Toseph T.Parfit M.A، Page 15

External links

  1. مديرية زراعة الديوانية / شعبة زراعة الشامية،بيانات غير منشورة.
  2. وزارة الموارد المائية / دائرة ري الشامية، بيانات غير منشورة.
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