Amara District

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Amara District

مدينة العمارة
Country Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Governorate Maysan Governorate
Population
 (500,000)
  Total1,250,000
Time zone UTC+3 (AST)

Amara District (Arabic: حي عمارة) is a district of the Maysan Governorate, Iraq.

Maysan Governorate Governorate in Amarah, Iraq

Maysan Governorate is a governorate in southeastern Iraq, bordering Iran. Its administrative centre is the city of Amarah. Prior to 1976 it was known as Amara Province.

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Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 37 million citizens are Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism and Mandeanism also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

The population of Amara District is currently around 1,250,000 people.

Amarah is located inside of Amara District and is the capital and largest city of the Maysan Governorate. The population of the city is 511,542 and is the 7th largest city in Iraq by population.

Amarah City in Maysan, Iraq

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