Akre

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Akre
ئاکرێ
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Akre is located in Iraqi Kurdistan
Akre
Akre
location of Akre
Akre is located in Iraq
Akre
Akre
Akre (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
Autonomous region Kurdistan Region
ProvinceDihok Province
DistrictAkre District
Government
 • GovernorHunar Ismail
Population
 (2018)
 • Total68,100
Time zone+3

Akre or Aqrah (Kurdish: Akrê ,ئاکرێ‎)[1][2] is a city in the Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan Region in Iraq.[3] Akre is known for its celebrations of Newroz.[4][5]

History[edit]

'Aqr was the fief of the Kurdish Humaydi tribe since the 10th century, as such, Yaqut al-Hamawi, indicated that it was also known as ‘Aqr al-Ḥumaydiya. The 14th-century Shihab al-Umari, also noted the presence of the Yazidi Dasni tribe.[6]

Notable natives[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ %D9%84%D8%A7-%D8%A6%D8%A7%DA%A9%D8%B1%DB%8E "Aqra Castle – کەلا ئاکرێ" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Akrê- Ji ber bordûmana Tirkiyê 12 gund vala bûne". p. ku. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ Denis Natali (2010). The Kurdish Quasi-State: Development and Dependency in Post-Gulf War Iraq. p. 83.
  4. ^ "Fire lights the way for Kurds in Akre 'Kurdistan's Newroz capital'". Rûdaw. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Kurdistan mountaineering festival returns to 'Newroz capital' Akre". Rûdaw. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  6. ^ James, B. “Le « territoire tribal des Kurdes » et l’Aire Iraqienne (Xe-XIIIe Siècles): Esquisse des Recompositions Spatiales.” Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée 117-118 (2007).101-126.
  7. ^ Ham, Anthony (2010-09-15). Middle East. ISBN 9781742203591.
  8. ^ http://ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2014/5/govt2295.htm