Saladin Governorate

Description

The Saladin or Salah ad Din Governorate (Arabic: صلاح الدين‎, Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn) is a governorate in Iraq, north of Baghdad. The governorate has an area of 24,363 square kilometres (9,407 sq mi). The estimated population in 2003 was 1,042,200 people. The capital is Tikrit; the governorate also contains the significantly larger city of Samarra. Before 1976 the governorate was part of Baghdad Governorate.
The province is named after leader Saladin (written Salah ad-Din in modern Arabic Latin transcription), a Kurdish Muslim leader who defeated the Crusaders at Hattin, and who hailed from the province. Salah ad Din was the home province of Saddam Hussein; he was born in Al-Awja, a town near Tikrit.

Reference

Wikipedia, Blueballoon

Author

Updated :

0

0

Weather & location

clear sky

9.85 °C

1.98 meter/sec, 356°

43%

clear sky

12.77 °C

1.48 meter/sec, 333°

37%

clear sky

15.58 °C

1.37 meter/sec, 337°

26%

clear sky

13.34 °C

1.25 meter/sec, 359°

34%

clear sky

11.58 °C

0.77 meter/sec, 58°

38%

scattered clouds

11.04 °C

2.4 meter/sec, 86°

38%

Powered by Open Weather Map

www.openweathermap.org

reviews