Dhi Qar Governorate (Arabic: ذي قار, romanized: Dhī Qār, Arabic: [ðiː qɑːr]) is a governorate in southern Iraq. The provincial capital is Nasiriyah. Prior to 1976 the governorate was known as Muntafiq Governorate. Dhi Qar was the heartland of the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, and includes the ruins of Ur, Eridu, Lagash, Larsa, Girsu, Umma, and Bad-tibira. The southern area of the governorate is covered by Mesopotamian Marshes.
Dhi Qar Governorate
Dhi Qar Province
|Governor||Ahmed Gheni Al Khafagy|
|• Total||12,900 km2 (5,000 sq mi)|
Battle of Dhi QarEdit
Modern Dhi QarEdit
As of 2007, the area is very poor, with an unemployment rate of 31% and poverty rate of 32%.
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- Iraq Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit Reports, Maps and Assessments of Iraq's Governorates from the UN Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit