|Autonomous region||Nineveh Governorate|
Aqrah (Kurdish Akrê, ئاکرێ; Syriac: ܥܩܪܵܐ ʻAqra, from the Syriac for "barren" in reference to the land) is a city and district officially locaed in Nineveh Governorate but claimed by the Kurdistan Regional Government. The total area of the district is 6418 km².
District and government
The district of Aqrah was formed in 1877 by the Ottoman Empire and the city of Aqrah became the center of the district.
Defend International President Widad Akrawi, the Kurdish film director, Hiner Saleem, and the Iraqi Ambassador to Austria, Tariq Aqrawi, were born in this city. Former Israeli General Yitzhak Mordechai was also born in Akre,. Hoshear Zebari the former Iraqi Foreign minister was born in Akre in 1953.
- The Cathedral in Aqrah http://www.ishtartv.com/en/viewarticle,35402.html
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