Arbil Province

The governorate of Arbil (Arabic أربيل, DMG Arbīl, Turkish Erbil, Kurdish Hewler هەولێر ) located in the northeast of Iraq and is part of the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. It is adjacent to the provinces of Ninawa, Kirkuk, As - Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk and Salah ad-Din. Arbil has an area of ​​15,074 km ² and forms part of the border between Iraq, Turkey and Iran. The government is under the government of the autonomous region.

It has an estimated population of 2 million, of which alone 1.11589 million live in the district of Arbil, where the provincial capital is Arbil.


The government consists of the districts of:

  • Arbil
  • Choman
  • Koi Sanjaq
  • Mahkmur / Mexmur
  • Mergasor
  • Schaqlawa
  • Soran

Other important places are Rawanduz and Barzan, from which comes the Eşiret the Barzani.

On 15 October 2005 of 830 570 voters voted 99.36 % yes for the new constitution.