Dhi Qar Governorate
Dhi Qar Governorate (Arabic: ذي قار, translit. Dhī Qār) 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
|• Total||12,900 km2 (5,000 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 )|
Modern Dhi QarEdit
An Nasiriyah witnessed some of the heaviest fighting and some of the stiffest resistance against invading U.S. forces in 2003.