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Sulaymaniyah Province Information:
Sulaymaniyah's location inside Iraq
Sulaymaniyah (Kurdish: سلێمانی, Slêmanî, As Sulaymānīyah; Arabic: السليمانية) is a city in the east of Iraqi Kurdistan. It is situated in the northeast of Iraq, and is the capital of Sulaymaniyah Governorate. It served as the historic capital of the Kurdish principality of Baban from 1784 to 1850.
- Population: 1,552 million
- Labor Force: 400,000
- Area: 17,023 sq. km.
- International borders: Iran
- Capital: Sulaymaniyah
It has been administered by Kurdistan authorities. The city is quickly becoming a tourist attraction for Iraqis and other Middle Easterners due to its relative prosperity, security and natural beauty. It is also known for its strong economic ties with Iran.
In the absence of railway link for Sulaymaniyah with any of the other Iraqi cities, the province relies on road and air transportation.
The Sulaimaniyah International Airport is situated at the western part of the city. The airport was opened on July 21, 2006.
Sulaymaniyah was one of the main agricultural producers in the middle east and one of the main suppliers of wheat to Iraq. Also, many small factories were established, most of which produce building materials.