Khanaqin

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Khanaqin
خانقين
Khanaqin is located in Iraq
Khanaqin
Khanaqin
Khanaqin's location inside Iraq
Coordinates: 34°20′N 45°23′E / 34.333°N 45.383°E / 34.333; 45.383Coordinates: 34°20′N 45°23′E / 34.333°N 45.383°E / 34.333; 45.383
Country  Iraq
Governorate Diyala Governorate
Elevation 602 ft (183 m)
Population (1990)
 • Total 60,800
  [1]

Khanaqin (Arabic خانقين, also transliterated as Khanakin, Xanaqin) is a city in Iraq. It is located at 34.3°N, 45.4°E in the Diyala Governorate, near the Iranian border on a tributary of the Diyala River. Khanaqin is the administrative capital of the Khanaqin District, which comprises several cities, such as As-Sadiyah and Jalula, as well as hundreds of villages. The city is divided into two parts by the Alwand River, this river has played a significant role in land cultivation and in establishment of a strong rural society in the area.

People[edit]

The majority of the people in Khanaqin are Feylis. It has sizable Shia Arab and Iraqi Turcoman population.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Khanaqin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(62)
21
(70)
28
(82)
34
(94)
41
(105)
44
(111)
43
(110)
39
(103)
33
(92)
24
(76)
17
(63)
29.7
(85.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(43)
9
(48)
13
(56)
19
(67)
23
(73)
26
(79)
26
(78)
22
(71)
17
(62)
11
(51)
6
(43)
15.2
(59.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
71
(2.8)
38
(1.5)
23
(0.9)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
28
(1.1)
79
(3.1)
351
(13.8)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Oil fields[edit]

The Naft Khana oil field is capable of producing up to 16,000 barrels per day (2,500 m3/d) of sweet light crude from an oil reserve that is also being tapped by Iran in Naft Shahr. Repairs to the oil plant were completed in March 2006 which restored it to its pre-war condition. The main elements affected were the gas-oil separation facility and the wet crude facility (which separates oil from water). Trucks currently transport oil to the Al Daura refinery in Baghdad. A 20,000-barrel-per-day (3,200 m3/d) oil refinery has been approved for construction in Khanaqin and oil from Naft Khana will be sent there when it is complete. During the seventies of the last century the intensive Arabization- and Deportation-policy of the Iraqi regime Arabs were settled in this oil-rich city and all Kurdish refinery Workers and their only Kurdish Engineer (Mr. Sheik Kader Sheik Rahem Talabani) were deported to West of Iraq.

Famous people from Khaneqin[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRAQ City & Town Population Geography Population Map cities coordinates location". Tageo.com. 6 Feb 2009. Retrieved 6 Feb 2009. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Khanaqin, Iraq". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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