Aqrah

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Aqrah

ܥܩܪܵܐ
ئاکرێ
Akrê
عقرة
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Aqrah is located in Iraqi Kurdistan
Aqrah
Aqrah
location of Aqra
Aqrah is located in Iraq
Aqrah
Aqrah
Aqrah (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 regionDohuk Governorate
Government
 • SurchiHunar Ismail
Population
 (2009)
 • Total23,088
Time zone+3

Aqrah or Akre (Kurdish Akrê, ئاکرێ Syriac: ܥܩܪܵܐʻAqra, Arabic: عقرة‎, from the Assyrian Aramaic language for "barren" in reference to the land) is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The city's cathedral is the episcopal see of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Aqra, an Eastern Catholic diocese, suffragan to the indigenous Assyrians of Mesopotamia.

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.

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.[1]

Population[edit]

The population is mainly Kurdish. There is an Assyrian minority.

Notable natives[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=u_DFlzttxl0C&pg=PA231&lpg=PA231&dq=aqrah+iraq&source=bl&ots=auV2fn_Rvb&sig=P0jme6LfP8OceLOD8DFl6xpCtBE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=09JNVMuRHY3EggTgmIC4Cg&ved=0CFUQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=aqrah%20iraq&f=false
  3. ^ http://ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2014/5/govt2295.htm