About Sulaymaniyah Province and Garmian Administration

Sulaymaniyah Province is located northeast of Iraq and shares borders with Iran to the east and Internal borders with Diyala and Salah al-Din from the south, Kirkuk from the west, and Erbil from the north.

Together with Dohuk and Erbil, it is part of the Kurdistan Region. The Province consists of 16 districts (Bashder, Benjween, Chamchamal, Darbandikhan, Dokan, Halabja, Kalar, Khanaqin, Kifri, Mout, Qaradagh, Ranya, Said Sadiq, Sharazoor, Sharbazer, and Sulaymaniyah city.).

The reason behind choosing this name for the Province remains controversial, as some believe that the name of King Solomon was engraved on a ring that was found following some excavations during the construction of the city, while others believe that Ibrahim Pasha Baban named the city after his father Sulaiman Pasha.

Sulaymaniyah is known for its cultural features and is a resource of ‚Äč‚Äčeducated human resources, such as writers, journalists and artists, for the Region. Moreover, It is home of the largest university in the Region, the University of Sulaymaniyah.


Sulaymaniyah Province is characterized by being an attractive area for tourism, with its resorts and breathtaking mountain nature, in addition to ancient archaeological sites dating back to thousands of years such as the Kaji citadel. The most famous geographical landmarks of the Province are Azmar Mountain, Srzinar Resort, Dokan Dam, and Darbandikhan Dam.

The Sulaymaniyah hosts the plains of Sharazur and Bitwen, which are among the most fertile plains in the Middle East. Thus, the Province is viewed as one of the most important producers and suppliers of agricultural products such as wheat, in addition to various grains, and fruit trees.

As for industries, there are many small factories in the Province that produce building materials.