Bashiqa (Arabic: بعشيقة, Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܥܫܝܩܐ), is an historically Assyrian town located in the Mosul District of the Ninawa Governorate in Assyria, northern Iraq. Its name comes from the Assyrian Neo-Aramaic words "Bet" and "Ashiqa," meaning "House of lovers." Bashiqa's residents are mostly Kurds (Yazidis and Shabaks) as well as a minority of Assyrians, and ArabsMuslims. Bashiqa is famous for its olive trees, olive oil, and soap. It is also famous with its onion, pickles and arak. It used to be a tourist destination to the locals in Mosul and Iraqis in general. Bashiqa is surrounded with a small mountain to the north and farms of olives all around the town.