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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 and a Hill station 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 1066 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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Rudaw

Rudaw
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:05:19 -0700

Beautiful houses and resorts cover Shaqlawa's hillsides, complementing the picturesque city. Also scattered throughout the city, however, are dilapidated houses, shacks and abandoned buildings where thousands of Arabs are now squatting in makeshift ...

La Repubblica

La Repubblica
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:48:45 -0700

Il fatto è che Shaqlawa è una cittadina di montagna curda di 25mila abitanti, diventata ora di 50mila per l'arrivo degli arabi sunniti scappati al Califfato nero, soprattutto da Falluja. La battuta potrebbe estendersi all'intero Kurdistan iracheno (Krg ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:24:37 -0700

Currently, about 30,000 Iraqi Arabs live in Shaqlawa, a city about 50 kilometers south of the province's capital Erbil, in addition to the previous population of 25,000. "Imperceptibly, Kurdistan's demographic map is changing," said Ahmed Anwar Tahir, ...

Rudaw

Rudaw
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:29:02 -0700

The conditions are even more challenging in resort areas like Shaqlawa, 50 kilometers northeast of Erbil, with more than half of its population originally coming from Arab areas. Since last year, more than 30,000 Sunni Arabs have settled in the summer ...

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 ...

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.

Tribune de Genève

Tribune de Genève
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:52:00 -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: ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:30:00 -0700

De exemplu, în oraşul Shaqlawa, aflat la aproximativ 50 de kilometri depărtare de Erbil, capitala provinciei, trăiau iniţial 25.000 de kurzi. În anii din urmă, acestora li s-au adăugat 30.000 de arabi irakieni. Harta demografică a Kurdistanului se ...
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