Kuwait Governorate

Coordinates: 29°30′N 45°45′E / 29.500°N 45.750°E / 29.500; 45.750

The Kuwait Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الكويت) was the 19th governorate of Iraq established in the aftermath of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq[2] in 1990.[3][4] It was preceded by the brief puppet state of the Republic of Kuwait. The Kuwait Governorate consisted of most of the occupied Kuwaiti territory, with the exclusion of the northern areas which became the Saddamiyat al-Mitla' District. Saddam Hussein's relative, Ali Hassan al-Majid became the governor of this province.

Kuwait Governorate
محافظة الكويت  (Arabic)
Governorate of Iraq
Iraqi Governorates Map (1990-1991).jpg
 • TypeGovernorate of Iraq (de jure)
Military occupation (de facto)
Historical eraGulf War
• Republic of Kuwait annexed by Iraq
28 August[1] 1990
• Liberation of Kuwait
27 February 1991
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Kuwait
State of Kuwait


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  2. ^ Jr, Apple; Times, Special To the New York (3 August 1990). "The Iraqi Invasion; INVADING IRAQIS SEIZE KUWAIT AND ITS OIL; U.S. CONDEMNS ATTACK, URGES UNITED ACTION". The New York Times.
  3. ^ https://www.gulfnews.com/amp/opinion/thinkers/saddam-states-reasons-for-kuwait-invasion-1.502105[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Abidi, A. H. H. (1991). "Origins and Dimensions of the Iraqi Claim over Kuwait". India International Centre Quarterly. 18 (1): 129–143. JSTOR 23002125.