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Shaqlawa
Kurdish: شەقڵاوە
Shaqlawa is located in Iraq
Shaqlawa
Shaqlawa
Shaqlawa in Iraq
Coordinates: 36°11′28″N 44°0′33″E / 36.19111°N 44.00917°E / 36.19111; 44.00917Coordinates: 36°11′28″N 44°0′33″E / 36.19111°N 44.00917°E / 36.19111; 44.00917
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 historically 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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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 ...
 
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 ...

ABC News

ABC News
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:54:15 -0700

Followers of the photography blog Humans of New York noticed that the site's creator has taken more than a subway to get to his latest shooting location. Brandon Stanton, the photographer who pairs portraits with captions that range from silly to ...

The Nation

The National
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:36:55 -0700

SHAQLAWA, Iraq // When fighting erupted in Iraq's Anbar province in December, Abu Mohammed fled with his family to a virtually empty summer resort far to the north to take advantage of its off-season rates and wait out the conflict. But high season is ...
 
TIME
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:40:58 -0700

On a balmy, clear evening on June 12, Kurdish Regional Government officials, including the Prime Minister's spokesman, ex-patriots and Erbil socialites, gathered on top of Safeen Mountain above Shaqlawa, about 50 kilometers northeast of Erbil, for a ...

Asharq Alawsat English

Asharq Alawsat English
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:33:45 -0800

The town of Shaqlawa, 30 mile northeast of Kurdish capital Erbil, has seen its population more than double following a massive influx of refugees in the wake of ISIS's attack on Mosul. “According to recent statistics, there are around six thousand ...
 
Huffington Post
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:25:40 -0700

Families should be holidaying in towns like picturesque Shaqlawa, known for its cool summer climate, lush gardens and hot springs. Instead Shaqlawa is among a number of host communities for people fleeing the violence. Families who once holidayed ...

NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:04:19 -0700

And so people are fleeing in huge numbers to safer areas like Shaqlawa, northeast of Erbil. It's a resort town where many families from Anbar fled to escape the airstrikes. Escaping To Safety. The Nouri family fled Fallujah. Ahmed Nouri lays in a bed ...
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