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Ranya District

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Ranya District

Ranya is located in Iraq
Location within Iraq
Country  Iraq
Autonomous region  Kurdistan
Governorate Sulaymaniyah
Established 1942
Elevation 2,895 ft (882 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 200,826 (district)
Language Kurdish

Ranya District (رانیه; Ra:nya) is located in Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq. Its capital is Ranya. The district has a population of 200,826.[1] The district includes three towns, Çiwarqurne, Bêtwate and Hacî awa, and is the centre of the Bîtwên and Raperîn area. The region of Ranya has been inhabited since ancient times and is rich in archaeologic sites such as Tell Shemshara, Tell Bazmusian, Girdedême, Kameryan and Boskin hills and Ranya castle. Its history as a district dates from the Ottoman Empire period in (1789) when the first district commissioner was appointed. The main tribes in Ranya are the Jaff, Bilbas, Ako and Shawri. Agriculturally, the area is well–known for its fertile soil. The principle crops are sunflowers, tobacco, rice, wheat and barley.


  1. ^ Sulaymaniyah Governorate Profile : July 2009Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit : Retrieved 6 July 2010
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