Kifri District, Sulaymaniyah Governorate

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Kifri District

قەزای کفری (Sorani Kurdish)
Districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Country Iraq
Region Kurdistan Region

The Kifri District (Sorani Kurdish: قەزای کفری‎) is one of the fifteen districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. Its main town is Kifri.[1]

There are two Kifri Districts in Iraq at the moment. There's one in Diyala Governorate and another in Sulaymaniyah Governorate. There used to be a singe unified Kifri District. However, in the past, most of the district, including its capital Kifri have come under the control of Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region. Federal government of Iraq disputes this and claims that the entire district is officially part of Diyala Governorate. However, the Kurdish Government has created a new and independent district government, in the areas under its control, also called Kifri District. The kurdish district also incorporates some additional territories, claimed by the Federal government as part of Tooz District in the Saladin Governorate, as well as territories undisputedly recognized by Baghdad as part of Sulaymaniyah Governorate. Thus two parallel districts, one under Diyala's jurisdiction, and another under Sulaymaniyah's jurisdiction exist, with overlapping control and claim.


  1. ^ The map of estimated population of Sulaimany governorate in districts level -2015, Kurdistan Region Statistics Office. Retrieved 25 October 2017.