Shekhan District

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Al-Shikhan Ayn Sifni
Country  Iraq
Governorate Nineveh plains
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

The Shekhan District is a district in the Nineveh plains province of Iraq.[1]

It is bordered by the Amadiya and Dahuk Districts of the Dahuk Governorate to the north, the Akre district to the east, Al-Hamdaniya District to the south, and the Tel Kaif District to the west.

After 1991 the Kurds controlled the northern part of the district. And although unified after 2003 the northern part is still under direct control of the Kurdish Regional Government

It is mainly populated by Assyrians, a people who retain Aramaic, the language of Jesus, as a spoken and written language, and Yazidis.