|Halabja / حلبجة
Helebce / ههڵهبجه
|Residents||108,619 (calculation 2017)|
|density||122 inhabitants per km²|
Coordinates: 35 ° 12 ' N , 46 ° 0' E
Halabja ( Arabic محافظة حلبجة, DMG Muḥāfaẓat Ḥalabǧa ; Kurdish پارێزگای ھەڵەبجە Parêzgay Helebce ) is a governorate of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in Iraq that has existed since 2014 and is located on the Iranian border. The capital is Halabja . The governorate has a population of approximately 108,619. The majority of the population consists of Kurds . They speak the Sorani dialect.
The governorate was established and recognized in 2014 as the fourth province of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region . It covers an area that previously formed the small easternmost part of as-Sulaimaniya governorate .