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Basic data
Country Iraq
Capital Kut
surface 17,153 km²
Residents 890,000
density 52 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 IQ-WA

Coordinates: 32 ° 30 '  N , 46 ° 0'  E

Governor Latif al-Tarfa (2010)

Wasit ( Arabic واسط, DMG Wāsiṭ ) is an Iraqi governorate on the border with Iran .

Size and population

The governorate is 17,153 km². About 890,000 people live here. The capital is Kut , which was the name of the governorate until 1976. The name comes from the Arabic word Wasit , which means middle . This clarified the situation between the cities of Baghdad and Basra . Malik Chalaf al-Wadi has been the governor since 2015.

The Wasit Districts are:

On October 15, 2005, out of 280,128 voters, 95.70% voted for the new Iraqi constitution.

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