Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate

Al-Qadisiyah Governorate (Arabic: القادسية‎, romanizedAl Qādisiyah) is one of the governorates of Iraq. It is in the center-south of the country. The estimated population of the province is about a million and a half million people, according to the census of 2014. Its capital is Al Diwaniyah. Before 1976, it was part of the ad-Diwāniyah Governorate, along with al-Muthannā and Najaf. The province is named after the historical city of Al-Qādisiyah, the site of the Battle of al-Qādisiyah, where in 636 CE the Islamic Rashidun forces defeated the forces of the Sassanid Empire. The governorate is predominantly Shia Arab. It includes the Mesopotamian marsh of Hor Aldelmj.

Al-Qadisiyah Governorate
Location of Al-Qadisiyah Governorate
Coordinates: 31°51′N 45°3′E / 31.850°N 45.050°E / 31.850; 45.050Coordinates: 31°51′N 45°3′E / 31.850°N 45.050°E / 31.850; 45.050
Country Iraq
CapitalAl Diwaniyah
 • Total8,153 km2 (3,148 sq mi)
 • Total1,320,000 (10% of total)
HDI (2017)0.661[1]


There is one public university known as the University of Qadisiyah, which was founded in the late 1980s, and includes colleges such as nursing, pharmacy, law, literature, education, agriculture, medicine and others. The student population is mostly derived from districts and areas of the province and neighbouring provinces. The university is located on the old road leading to the city of Hilla. The technical institute of Al-Qadisiyah is also located approximately 6 km from the city centre.

Provincial GovernmentEdit

  • Governor: Sami Al Hasnawi
  • Deputy Governor: Hussain Al Mosawi
  • Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Jubayyir Al Jubouri



  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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