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Shaqlawa
Kurdish: شەقڵاوە
View from a Down town
View from a Down town
Shaqlawa is located in Iraq
Shaqlawa
Shaqlawa
Shaqlawa in Iraq
Coordinates: 36°24′20″N 44°19′15″E / 36.40556°N 44.32083°E / 36.40556; 44.32083Coordinates: 36°24′20″N 44°19′15″E / 36.40556°N 44.32083°E / 36.40556; 44.32083
Country  Iraq
Autonomous region  Kurdistan[1]
Province Arbil Province
Government
 • Governor Nawzad Hadi
Population
 • Total 25,000

Shaqlawa (Kurdish: Şeqlawe , شەقڵاوە ‎, Arabic: شقلاوة‎) is a historic city and a Hill station in the Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Shaqlawa, a city of approximately 25,000 people, lies 51 km to the northeast of Erbil, at the bottom of Safeen Mountain. Shaqlawa is situated between Safeen Mountain and Sork Mountain, and sits 1066 m above sea level. The town is inhabited mostly by Kurds, with a small Assyrian minority. Due to its cool summer weather, Shaqlawa is visited annually by thousands of tourists from other parts of Iraq.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurdistan Regional Government". KRG. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 

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Rudaw

Rudaw
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:15:00 -0700

"Some of the gems that can be seen on display are so very valuable that their prices cannot be determined," said Sarbast Majeed, owner of the museum. The Erbil Museum for Rocks and Gemstones was originally located in the Shaqlawa district northeast of ...

Rudaw

Rudaw
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:05:19 -0700

Beautiful houses and resorts cover Shaqlawa's hillsides, complementing the picturesque city. Also scattered throughout the city, however, are dilapidated houses, shacks and abandoned buildings where thousands of Arabs are now squatting in makeshift ...

Spare Change News

Spare Change News
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:33:33 -0700

Today, he commands the 1st unit of the 3rd force of the Safin Peshmerga, all of whom hail from the tiny village of Horan outside Shaqlawa. These men, who vary in age and stature, stand guard on the outskirts of Bardarash, a once quiet town on the side ...

NRT

NRT
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:56:15 -0800

ISTANBUL – Iraq is more concerned by the deployment of 650 Turkish troops to the Shaqlawa region in northern Iraq than by the 150 Turkish soldiers in Mosul's Bashiqa region, details of meetings between Masoud Barzani and Turkish officials on Dec.

New Yorker

New Yorker
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:26:15 -0700

In Shaqlawa, a Kurdish resort town near Erbil, which is ringed by mountains and known for its ice cream, the population has nearly doubled after an influx of displaced persons from Anbar. I met a man whom I will call Abu Mohammed, a Sunni Arab from ...

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:48:53 -0800

20/05/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. -- A displaced Christian boy from Qaraqosh inside the courtyard at Al Shuhada church. Around 800 Christian families have arrived to Shaqlawa since August 2014. Most of them have now been moved to shipping containers in a new ...

Tribune de Genève

Tribune de Genève
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:48:45 -0700

Conséquence: la population de Shaqlawa a plus que doublé depuis début 2014. Environ 30 000 déplacés arabes y ont trouvé refuge, alors que la ville ne compte habituellement qu'à peine plus de 25 000 habitants kurdes. L'endroit y a gagné un surnom: ...

Voice of America

Voice of America
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:51:27 -0700

The city of Shaqlawa has seen its population more than double with the addition of more than 26,000 Arab refugees and displaced persons. “Naturally, because so many refugees live here, there are a number of challenges — health, water supply ...
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