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Shaqlawa
Kurdish: شەقڵاوە
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: شەقڵاوە‎, Syriac: ܫܩܠܒܕ, Arabic: شقلاوة‎) is an historic Assyrian city in the Arbil 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 966 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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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:38:36 -0700

SHAQLAWA, Iraq—Nestled amid pine-covered hills, this Kurdish resort town has long welcomed visitors seeking relief from the sweltering heat of the Iraqi plains below. But now Shaqlawa isn't so Kurdish anymore, and the welcome has begun to wear out.

Rudaw

Rudaw
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:51:35 -0700

Only days before UN aid organizations called on the international community to donate more money to help almost 4 million Syrian refugees, a study showed that refugees not only cost money, but can also be profitable for the economy of their host country.

Voice of America

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

SHAQLAWA, IRAQ—. More than 2 million internally displaced persons are settled in cities, towns and camps in Iraq's Kurdistan region. The city of Shaqlawa has seen its population more than double with the addition of more than 26,000 Arab refugees and ...

The National

The National
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:20:10 -0700

Its sprawling network of refugee camps is packed to the brim, and many people who fled the fighting in Anbar have found shelter in areas outside of cities such as Erbil or nearby Shaqlawa, where rents are more affordable. In Sara Baland, a dusty town ...

The Independent

The Independent
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:10:37 -0700

Ms Mahmoud's family are now trapped in Shaqlawa, struggling to pay the rent. She recently sold her four-year-old granddaughter's gold earrings to buy an air cooler to combat the boiling Iraqi summer. Her son was told by neighbours that since his father ...

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 ...

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: ...
 
Kurdish Globe
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 02:33:45 -0700

Shaqlawa is a small town covered with trees where the number of tourists increases every minute from around 2 pm in the weekends and by dusk it reaches a level where the movement of cars and people becomes almost impossible. Tourists are happy that ...
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