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Kirkuk Governorate
Location of Kirkuk Governorate
Country  Iraq
Capital Kirkuk
 • Total 9,679 km2 (3,737 sq mi)
 • Total 1,259,561
HDI (2017) 0.677

Kirkuk Governorate or Kirkuk Province is a governorate in northern Iraq. The governorate has an area of 9,679 square kilometres (3,737 sq mi). In 2017 the estimated population was 1,259,561 people. The provincial capital is the city of Kirkuk. It is divided into four districts.

From 1976 to 2006, it was named At-Ta'mim Governorate, which means "Nationalization" and refers to the national ownership of the regional oil and natural gas reserves.

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