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Basic data
Country Iraq
Capital Mosul
surface 37,323 km²
Residents 2,811,091 (calculation 2010)
density 75 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 IQ-NI
Districts of the governorate
Districts of the governorate

Coordinates: 36 ° 0 ′  N , 42 ° 30 ′  E

Ninawa or Ninive ( Arabic نينوى, DMG Nīnawā , Kurdish Neynewa , Aramaic ܢܝܢܘܐ Nīnwē ) is a governorate in northwestern Iraq and has a population of around 3.2 million (2010 calculation). These live on an area of ​​32,308 square kilometers. The governorate is named after Nineveh , an ancient capital of the Assyrians . The Nineveh Governorate is currently partially under the control of ISIS .


The majority of the population consists of Kurds , Assyrian Christians (also called Aramaeans, Chaldeans) and Sunni Arabs . The north and east of the province in particular are strongly Kurdish. As in Dahuk, the Kurds speak the Kurmanji dialect. There are also larger parishes of Yazidis whose sanctuary is in Lalesch near Mosul . Furthermore, individual Bedouin tribes live in the south of the province . Reliable current statistics on the ethnic and religious distribution in Ninawa are not available.

The Assyrian Christians in Ninawa belong to the following churches:

Administrative division

Ninawa's former governor Athiel al-Nudschafi gave a guest lecture at the Ezidische Akademie in Hanover in 2014

The province consists of the districts :

The districts of Akrê and Shikhan are under the administration of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region . On October 15, 2005, 55.08% of 718,758 voters voted against the new constitution.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Ninewa Governorate Profile ( Memento of the original from February 6, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 405 kB) Iraq Information Portal, Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (İAU) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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