Aqrah

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Aqra
ܥܩܪܵܐ
ئاکرێ
Akrê
عقرة
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Aqra is located in Iraqi Kurdistan
Aqra
Aqra
location of Aqra
Aqra is located in Iraq
Aqra
Aqra
Aqra (Iraq)
Coordinates: 36°44′29″N 43°53′36″E / 36.74139°N 43.89333°E / 36.74139; 43.89333Coordinates: 36°44′29″N 43°53′36″E / 36.74139°N 43.89333°E / 36.74139; 43.89333
Country  Iraq
Region  Kurdistan
Autonomous region Dohuk Governorate
Government
 • Surchi Hunar Ismail
Population (2009)
 • Total 23,088
Time zone +3

Akre or Aqrah (Syriac: ܥܩܪܵܐʻAqra, Arabic: عقرة‎, from the Syriac for "barren" in reference to the land) is a city in Dohuk Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan.

The city's cathedral is the episcopal see of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Aqra, an Eastern Catholic diocese, suffragan to the Chaldean Catholic Church.[1]

District and government[edit]

The district of Aqrah was formed in 1877 by the Ottoman Empire and the city of Aqrah became the center of the district.

Population[edit]

The population is mainly Kurdish. There is a Christian Chaldean minority.

Notable natives[edit]

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