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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 346 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DIWANIEH, a small town in Turkish Asia, about 40 M. below Hillah, on both banks of the Euphrates (310 58, 47" N., 440 58, 18" E.), which is here spanned by a floating bridge. Formerly a military post for the control of the Affech territory, and a telegraph station, it was in 1893 made the capital of the sanjak, instead of Hillah, on account of its more strategical position. This transfer of the seat of government represented a step in the development of Turkish control over the central regions of Irak.
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