|Arbīl / أربيل
Hewlêr / هەولێر
|density||142 inhabitants per km²|
|governor||Nawzad Hadi Mawlood|
The Erbil Governorate ( Arabic أربيل, DMG Arbīl , Kurdish هەولێر Hewlêr ) is located in northeast Iraq and belongs to the Kurdistan Autonomous Region . The Erbil governorate has an area of 14,872.68 km² and is enclosed between Turkey , Iran and the Iraqi governorates of Ninawa , Kirkuk , as-Sulaimaniyya , Dahuk and Salah ad-Din . The governorate is subordinate to the government of the autonomous region.
In 2017 the population of the governorate was 2,113,391.
The governorate consists of the districts:
On October 15, 2005, 99.36% of 830,570 voters voted for the new constitution.