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Wasit Governorate

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Wasit Governorate

Wasit Governorate
Wasit Province
Location of Wasit Governorate
Country  Iraq
Capital Al Kut
 • Total 17,153 km2 (6,623 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,450,000

Wasit Governorate (Arabic: واسط Wāsit‎) (or Wasit Province) is a province in eastern Iraq. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra. Its major cities include the capital Al Kut, Al-Hai, and the city Wasit. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province.


  • Provincial Government 1
  • Cities 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Provincial Government


  • Kut (population: 374,000)
  • Al Suwaira (population: 161,000)
  • Numaniyah
  • Al-Hai
  • Al Azeeziaya

External links

  • Iraq Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit Reports, Maps and Assessments of Iraq's Governorates from the UN Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit


  1. ^ "Governor of Wasit province outgoing Mahdi al-Zubaidi hand over his post to Mahmoud Abdul Ridha Talal". DinarVets. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. ^ [2] Archived October 8, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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