37°3′N 43°9′E / 37.050°N 43.150°E / 37.050; 43.150

Duhok Governorate
پارێزگای دھۆک (Parêzgeha Dihok)
Map of Dohuk Governorate
Map of Dohuk Governorate
RegionKurdistan Region
Established27 May 1969
 • GovernorAli Tatar (Kurdistan Democratic Party)
Area10,955.91 km2 (4,230.10 sq mi)
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneAST (UTC+3)
HDI (2021)0.701[2]
high · 4th of 17

Duhok Governorate (Kurdish: پارێزگای دھۆک ,Parêzgeha Dihok, Syriac: ܗܘܦܪܟܝܐ ܕܢܘܗܕܪܐ, romanizedHoparkiya d’Nohadra,[3] Arabic: محافظة دهوك, romanizedMuḥāfaẓat Dohūk) is a governorate in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Its capital is the city of Duhok. It includes Zakho, near the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Şırnak Province, Turkey. It borders the Al-Hasakah Governorate of Syria. It was established on 27 May 1969, previously part of Nineveh Governorate.[4]

The population of the governorate was estimated to be 1,772,367 in 2023.[5]


Duhok Governorate is mainly populated by Kurds with an Arab, Assyrian, and Armenian minority. Historically, there was a Jewish population in the region as well. The main religious groups are Muslims, Yazidis and Christians.[6]


  • Governor: Ali Tatar
  • Deputy Governor: Majid Sayid Salih
  • Governorate Council Chairman (PCC): Fehim Abdullah[7]


Districts of the Duhok Governorate[8]

Duhok Governorate is divided into seven districts, four of which are officially part of Kurdistan Region, while three others are under de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional Government:

Villages and towns

See also


  1. ^ "Kurdistan Region Statistics Office - Indicators". Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Bahra Magazine" (PDF). www.zowaa.co.uk (in Syriac). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "About Duhok City". Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Kurdistan Population Exceeds Six Million in 2023". 23 December 2023. Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  6. ^ "History". General Directorate of Tourism / Duhok. Archived from the original on 2013-06-26. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Human Rights Report 1 January – 31 March 2007" (PDF). UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) بعثة الأمم المتحدة. 1 لتقديم المساعدة للعراق. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  8. ^ "The map of Districts of Kurdistan Region". Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government.