About Wasit Governorate

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Title Wasit Governorate
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Wasit (Arabic: واسط Wāsit‎) is one of the governorates of Iraq. It is in the east of the country. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra. Its major cities include the capital, Al Kut, and Al-Hai. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province. Another city in this Governorate is Wasit.
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