Muhafazah


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Muhafazah

In some Arabic-speaking countries, a political subdivision equivalent to a province or district. In general, a muhafazah is smaller than a mitiqah.
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23 (Petra)-Deputizing for HRH Crown Prince Hussein Ben Abdullah, Minister of Education, Azmi Muhafazah, attended the closing ceremony of the national program "Basma" ("imprint" in Arabic)," implemented by the Ministry this year with the support of the Crown Prince Foundation.
Finally, the only district where he could ensure electoral success, his northern hometown of Bsharreh, was rendered part of a much larger electoral district, that of the Governorate (muhafazah) of the North, thus diminishing his chances of being elected there.
Divisions: 18 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah)--Al Anbar, Al Basrah, Al Muthanna, Al Qadisiyah, An Najaf, Erbil, As Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Babil, Baghdad, Dahuk, Dhi Qar, Diyala, Karbala', Maysan, Ninawa, Salah ad Din, Wasit.