Al-Qadisiyyah Governorate
Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate (or Qadisiyyah Province) is one of the provinces
Governorates of Iraq
||Iraq is composed of 18 provinces :#Baghdād #Salāh ad-Dīn #Diyālā #Wāsit #Maysān #Al-Basrah #Dhī Qār #Al-Muthannā #Al-Qādisiyyah...

 of Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

. It is in the center-south of the country. Its capital is Al Diwaniyah
Al Diwaniyah
Al Diwaniyah is the capital city of Iraq's Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate. In 2002, its population was estimated at 440,927. The area around Al Diwaniyah, which is well irrigated from the nearby Euphrates river, is often considered to be one on the most fertile parts of Iraq, and is heavily cultivated...

. Before 1976, it was part of the ad-Diwāniyyah Province, along with al-Muthannā Governorate and Najaf Governorate. The province is named after the historical city of Al-Qādisiyyah
Al-Qadisiyyah (historical city)
Al-Qādisiyyah, a historical city in southern Mesopotamia, southwest of al-Hillah and al-Kūfah in Iraq, is most famous as the site of the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in circa 636, which saw a force of Arab-Muslim invaders defeat a larger army sent by the Sāsānian Empire.-Commercial importance:Prior to...

; the site of the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah
Battle of al-Qadisiyyah
The Battle of al-Qādisiyyah was fought in 636; it was the decisive engagement between the Arab muslim army and the Sassanid Persian army during the first period of Muslim expansion. It resulted in the Islamic conquest of Persia, and was key to the conquest of Iraq...

, where in 636 CE the Islamic
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

Rashidun Caliphate
The Rashidun Caliphate , comprising the first four caliphs in Islam's history, was founded after Muhammad's death in 632, Year 10 A.H.. At its height, the Caliphate extended from the Arabian Peninsula, to the Levant, Caucasus and North Africa in the west, to the Iranian highlands and Central Asia...

 forces defeated the forces of the Sassanid Empire
Sassanid Empire
The Sassanid Empire , known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr and Ērān in Middle Persian and resulting in the New Persian terms Iranshahr and Iran , was the last pre-Islamic Persian Empire, ruled by the Sasanian Dynasty from 224 to 651...


Provincial Government

  • Governor:
    • Khalil Jalil Hamza
      Khalil Jalil Hamza
      Khalil Jalil Hamza was the governor of Al-Qādisiyyah province, Iraq. He was assassinated on August 11, 2007, along with the province's police chief Major General Khaled Hassan. He was a member of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council , the biggest Shia party in Iraq...

       (to August 11, 2007),
    • Hamid al-Khudari,
    • Salim Husayin Alwan
  • Deputy Governor:
    • Diaa Abdulkarim
  • Provincial Council Chairman (PCC):
    • Husayin al-Khalidi

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