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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 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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171 news items

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 ...

inToscana

inToscana
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Tra questi momenti d'incontro particolarmente d'impatto è stato il “1° Forum Iracheno della Nonviolenza”, evento svoltosi a Shaqlawa ed Erbil tra il 6 e l'8 novembre. Nello stesso periodo i rappresentanti dei partner toscani hanno avuto la possibilità ...

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 ...

Corriere della Sera

Corriere della Sera
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:18:45 -0700

Da Arbil, la città che accoglie il maggior numero di profughi, il cardinale Filoni ha quindi raggiunto le antiche città assire di Shaqlawa, Aqrah e Alqosh. Nella circostanza ha visitato la tomba del profeta biblico Naum e incontrato il capo spirituale ...

Le Figaro

Le Figaro
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:34:56 -0700

Mgr Yohanna Petros Mouché, archevêque syriaque catholique de Mossoul et Qaraqosh, était en France pour quelques jours sur invitation de l'association Fraternité en Irak. Ici au restaurant La Coupole à Paris le 26 mars 2015. Crédits photo : Jan ...

The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:38:18 -0800

They decided to move to the mixed Kurdish-Christian mountain city of Shaqlawa about 50 kilometers to the north, where prices were much lower than the Christian neighborhood in Erbil. With their dwindling resources, they moved into a house with five ...

Rudaw

Rudaw
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:39:19 -0700

LONDON - Usually when the British Foreign Office wavers between warnings of only essential travel somewhere, it's only journalists rushing to get there. But a group of 30 tourists are defying caution and taking a vacation to the Kurdistan Region next ...
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