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Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
or Babylon
Province[2][3][4] (Arabic: محافظة بابل‎ Muḥāfaẓa Bābil) is a governorate in central Iraq. It has an area of 5,119 square kilometres (1,976 sq mi), with an estimated population of 1,651,565 people in 2002.[5] The provincial capital is the city of Hillah, which lies opposite the ancient city of Babylon
(بابل), on the Euphrates


1 Government 2 History 3 Geography

3.1 Districts 3.2 Cities 3.3 Postal codes

4 See also 5 Notes and references 6 External links


Governor: Sadiq Madlool Hamad Jasim (Elected April 20, 2013; 6th Governor of Babylon) Deputy Governor: Wisam Asslan S'oud Mashhad Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Ra'ad Hamza Alwan Abbood

History[edit] The ancient city of Babylon
in present-day Babylon
Province was the capital of ancient Babylonia, situated on the Euphrates
river south of Baghdad, Iraq.[1] The city was occupied from the 3rd millennium BC but became important early in the 2nd millennium under the kings of the First Dynasty of Babylon. The sixth king of this dynasty was Hammurabi
(1792–1750 BC) who made Babylon
the capital of a vast empire and is best remembered for his code of laws. The city achieved pre-eminence when Nebuchadnezzar II
Nebuchadnezzar II
(605–562 BC) extended the Babylonian Empire over most of Western Asia. In 1991 Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
was the center of a Shia uprising.[1] Geography[edit]

Map of Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
showing districts

province is located between 32° to 33.25° North latitude and 44° to 45° East longitude. Districts[edit] The Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
is divided into four districts:[1]

Al-Mahawil District
Al-Mahawil District
(Al-Mahawil) Al-Musayab District
Al-Musayab District
(Al-Musayab) Hashimiya District
Hashimiya District
(Al Hashimiyah) Hilla District
Hilla District


– ancient capital Al Hillah
Al Hillah
(900,000) – provincial capital Al Hashimiyah
Al Hashimiyah
(210,000) Al-Qasim (120,000) Al Midhatiya
Al Midhatiya
(160,000) Al Askandariyah (135,000) Al latifiyah
Al latifiyah
(150,000) Salman Pak
Salman Pak
(350,000) Yousefiah
(17,000) Musayyib
(175,000) Jurf Al Nasr (11,000) Al Muhaweel (51,000)

Postal codes[edit]

–51001— الحلة University of Babylon
–51002—جامعة بابل Bab Al Mashhad–51003—باب المشهد Eshtar –51004—عشتار Al Emam –51005—الامام Al Musayab –51006—المسيب Al Eskandariya
Al Eskandariya
–51007—الاسكندرية Al Muhaweel –51008—المحاويل Al Mashrooa' –51009—المشروع Saddat al Hindiyah –51010—سدة الهندية Al Kifl
Al Kifl
–51011—الكفل Al Hashimiyah
Al Hashimiyah
–51012—الهاشمية Al-Qasim –51013—القاسم Al Showmali –51014—الشوملي Abi Gharaq –51015—ابي غرق Al Midhatiya
Al Midhatiya
–51016—المدحتية Al Nile –51017—النيل Al Talee'a –51018—الطليعة Jurf Al Sakhar
Jurf Al Sakhar
–51019—جرف الصخر

See also[edit]

Babylon Babylonia

Notes and references[edit]

^ a b c d " Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
Profile" (PDF). NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq
(NCCI). 15 July 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2015.  ^ Parkinson, Jennifer Ann, ed. (1997). "Iraq". Irrigation in the Near East Region in Figures. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). p. 103. ISBN 978-92-5-103969-4.  ^ Mohammad, Mohammad Hadi (2012). "Prevalence of Bovine Sarcocystosis in Babylon
province (مجلة الكوفة للعلوم الطبية البيطرية)". Kufa Journal For Veterinary Medical Sciences. 3 (2): 78–83.  ^ Al-Morshidy, Kassim A. H. & Al-Amari, Moayed J. Y. (2015). "Detection of parasitic contamination in Hilla city drinking water / Babylon
province/ Iraq" (PDF). Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences. 9 (3): 80–84.  ^ " Babil Governorate
Babil Governorate
Profile" (PDF). United Nations Interagency Information Analysis Unit (IAU). 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Districts of Babil Governorate

Al Mahawil Al Hilla Al-Musayab Hashimiya

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Governorates of Iraq

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