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Babil Governorate

Babil Governorate
محافظة بابل
Babylon Province
Location of Babil Governorate

Coordinates: 32°37′N 44°33′E / 32.617°N 44.550°E / 32.617; 44.550Coordinates: 32°37′N 44°33′E / 32.617°N 44.550°E / 32.617; 44.550{{#coordinates:32|37|N|44|33|E|type:city(1950000)_region:IQ|| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data Iraq
Capital Hillah
 • Total 5,119 km2 (1,976 sq mi)
Population (2013 Estimate)
 • Total 1,950,000

Babil Governorate or Babylon Province[citation needed] (Arabic: بابل Bābil‎) is a governorate in central Iraq. It has an area of Script error: No such module "convert"., with an estimated population of 1,385,783 people in 2003. The provincial capital is the city of Hillah, which lies opposite the ancient city of Babylon (بابل), on the Euphrates river.


  • Governor: Sadiq Madlool Hamad Jasim (Elected April 20, 2013; 6th Governor of Babylon)
  • Deputy Governor: Wisam Asslan S'oud Mashhad
  • Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Ra'ad Hamza Alwan Abbood


The ancient city of Babylon in present-day Babylon Province was the capital of ancient Babylonia, situated on the Euphrates river south of Baghdad, Iraq.

The city was occupied from the 3rd millennium BC but became important early in the 2nd millennium under the kings of the First Dynasty of Babylon. The sixth king of this dynasty was Hammurabi (1792–1750 BC) who made Babylon the capital of a vast empire and is best remembered for his code of laws.

The city achieved pre-eminence when Nebuchadnezzar II (605–562 BC) extended the Babylonian Empire over most of Western Asia.


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The nap of Babil Governorate by districts


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