At-Ta'mim Governorate

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At-Ta'mim
Image:IraqAtTamim.png
Capital
 • Coordinates
Kirkuk
 • ~° N ~° E
Population (2003)
 • Density
949,000
 • /km²
Area
10,282 km²
Time zone IST (UTC+3)
Main language(s) Arabic
Assyrian
Kurdish
Turkmen

Kirkuk Governorate is one of the Governorates of Iraq. From 1976 to the present day (as of July 11, 2006) it has been called At-Ta'mim (Kurdish Temîm, Arabic: التأمیم ), which means state-owned and points to the national ownership of the very rich oil and natural gas reserves. Prior to 1976 it was called Kirkuk Province and also included the neighbouring As Sulaymaniyah Governorate.

The province has an area of 10,282 km². In 2003 the estimated population was 949,000 people. The provincial capital is the city of Kirkuk. It is divided into four districts.

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Districts of Al-Tamim

A deeply mixed province, much of the population in At-Ta'mim province are Kurdish, as well as Turkmen, Arabic, and Assyrian. Kirkuk is the cultural center for Iraqi Turkmen peoples.

[edit] Elections 2005

The democratic elections of Iraq in 2005 showed that the Kurdish list (Brotherhood List of Kurdistan) won at least 62% of the Kerkuk assembly.


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