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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, Arabic: شقلاوة‎) is a Kurdish 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.

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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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 ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:36:25 -0800

Fr. Basa is originally from Shaqlawa, near the Iraqi city of Erbil, and is a member of the Antonian order of St. Ormizda in the Chaldean Church. He has been in Rome since 2005, and is studying Holy Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute ...

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 ...
 
USPRwire (press release)
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:59:21 -0800

Work on the first 8.82km section includes the construction of Pirmam Road, the 3.57km Bani Harir tunnel, a 2.45km tunnel and an 850m road, and expansion of the 21.32km Korey-Shaqlawa-Mama Jalka road. The second section involves building a 16.69km ...

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 ...

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 ...
 
TIME
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:30:00 -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 ...
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