Download Iraq Administrative Boundary GIS Data – governorates Districts and more

Download Iraq’s administrative boundary GIS data, covering governorates and districts. Elevate your mapping projects with comprehensive GIS data sets.

Iraq GIS Data

Attention GIS enthusiasts! Exciting news from IGISMAP! We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our extensive GIS data collection with over 100 new countries, and one of them is the Republic of Iraq. Now, you can conveniently access and download essential shapefiles of administrative divisions and various geographic features of Iraq using our Download GIS Data tool. These shapefiles are offered in popular GIS formats like ESRI Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, or CSV. Enjoy exploring and analyzing Iraq’s geographic data for your projects and research

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Download Iraq Governorates Shapefile Data

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a federal parliamentary republic in West Asia, consisting of 19 governorates. It shares borders with Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria. Baghdad is the capital and largest city. The population is diverse, with Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Armenians, Yazidis, Mandaeans, Persians, and Shabakis. Islam is the predominant religion, with minorities following Christianity, Yazidism, Mandaeism, Yarsanism, and Zoroastrianism. Arabic and Kurdish are the official languages, with Turkish, Suret, and Armenian recognized in specific regions.

Iraq comprises 19 governorates, also known as “provinces.” According to the Iraqi constitution, governorates can form autonomous regions. Four governorates, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Halabja, make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Baghdad and Basra are the oldest provinces, while Ninawa (Nineveh) is the second most populous with a cooler climate in the north-west.

Iraq Governorates Boundaries

Download Iraq Governorates Shapefile

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Download Iraq District Shapefile Data

Iraq is subdivided into 120 districts, known as “kaza” in Arabic. The district typically shares the same name as its district capital. These districts serve as important administrative units within the governorates, contributing to the effective governance and organization of the country.

Iraq District Boundaries

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Download Iraq Capital City Shapefile Data

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world, next to Cairo. Positioned on the Tigris River, it stands close to the ancient city of Babylon’s remains. In 762 CE, Baghdad was designated as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, leading to remarkable development. In a short span, it emerged as a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual hub in the Muslim world. Boasting prominent academic institutions like the House of Wisdom and a diverse, multiethnic, and multi-religious populace, Baghdad gained global renown as the “Center of Learning.”

Iraq Capital City Boundary

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