Kirkuk Governorate

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Kirkuk Governorate (Arabic: محافظة كركوك‎, romanized: Muḥāfaẓat Karkūk, Turkish: Kerkük ili, Kurdish: پارێزگای کەرکووک‎, romanized: Parêzgeha Kerkûkê/Parêzgayi Kerkûk, Syriac: ܗܘܦܪܟܝܐ ܕܟܪܟܘܟ‎, romanized: Hoparkiya d’Kerkouk) or Kirkuk Province is a governorate in northern Iraq. The governorate has an area of 9,679 square kilometres (3,737 sq mi). In 2017 the estimated population was 1,259,561 people. The provincial capital is the city of Kirkuk. It is divided into four districts.
From 1976 to 2006, it was named At-Ta'mim Governorate, which means "Nationalization" and refers to the national ownership of the regional oil and natural gas reserves. Prior to 1976 it had been named Kirkuk Governorate. In 2006, the name "Kirkuk Governorate" was restored.

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Wikipedia, Blueballoon

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