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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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Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:58:41 -0700

Omar is one of the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people who have fled Iraq's largest province since fighting swept the region in January. He and his family have resettled in Shaqlawa, a mountain-ringed city near the regional capital of ...

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:00:34 -0700

Omar is one of the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people who have fled Iraq's largest province since fighting swept the region in January. He and his family have resettled in Shaqlawa, a mountain-ringed city near the regional capital of ...
 
Huffington Post
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:18:45 -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 ...

Daily Trojan Online

Daily Trojan Online
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 -0700

People familiar with HONY might have a difficult time distinguishing between the stories shared on the streets of New York City and those shared on the streets of Amman, Jordan and Shaqlawa, Iraq. Though some of the interviewees do share the struggles ...

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -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 ...

Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:37 -0700

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Rhein-Zeitung

Rhein-Zeitung
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:37:30 -0700

Streithausen/Erbil. "Ich war bei allen großen Katastrophen dabei." Dr. Marie Theres Benner lehnt sich bei diesem Satz zurück. Es ist nicht Stolz, der in den Worten mitschwingt, es ist eher Betroffenheit. Eine Betroffenheit, die für sie täglich neu ...
 
Global Voices Online
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:24:38 -0700

(Shaqlawa, Iraq). From the Humans of New York Facebook page, uploaded on August 11, 2014. “…I try not to form these overarching philosophies about what HONY's about, what is it contributing to the world, what's the meaning behind the work, you know, ...
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