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Turkish: Dakuk or Tavuk
Daquq is located in Iraq
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 35°8′18″N 44°26′55″E / 35.13833°N 44.44861°E / 35.13833; 44.44861Coordinates: 35°8′18″N 44°26′55″E / 35.13833°N 44.44861°E / 35.13833; 44.44861
Country Iraq
GovernorateKirkuk Governorate
 • MayorAmir Khwakaram

Daquq (Arabic: داقوق‎, Turkish: Dakuk, Kurdish: Daquk ,داقووق[1][2] or Tavuk) is a town in Iraq south of Kirkuk. 60% of the population was Kurdish in the 1947 census[3] and the town and its surroundings have a significant Kakai Kurdish population.[4] There is also a Turkmen and Arabs population.[5] It is the capital of Daquq District, one of the four Districts of Kirkuk Governorate. It lies just south of Taza. The town is known for its tea and mosque. It is situated on the Daquq river, of which the floodwaters in spring are said to join the Tigris.


Abul-Fath Mohammad bin Annaz, founder of the Annazid dynasty, temporarily seized Daquq from Banu Oqayl in 998 AD.[6]

Up to the end of the 14th century AD, Daquq was for the most part administratively and economically superior to neighbouring Kirkuk.

On 21 October 2016, the International Coalition bombed a Muharram shrine, where 28 Turkmen civilians (25 woman and 3 children) were killed.[7]


In 2011, an estimated 7.3% of Daquq residents lived below the poverty line.[8]



  1. ^ "داقووق.. هێرشێكی داعش بۆ سه‌ر یاریگایه‌ك ژماره‌یه‌ك كوژراو و برینداری لێكه‌وته‌وه‌". Peyam (in Kurdish). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Tabeleya Partiya Komunîst a 'Kurdistan' hat daxistin". Peyama Kurd (in Kurdish). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  3. ^ C. J. Edmonds (1957). Kurds, Turks and Arabs, Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925. Oxford University Press. p. 438. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Kakais say federal police cannot protect them from ISIS in Kirkuk". Rûdaw. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  5. ^ "00,000 Kurds, Turkmens and Arabs Live in Daquq as Brothers: Mayor". Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  6. ^ "ANNAZIDS". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  7. ^ [1] داقوق، مجزرة اخرى ضد التركمان بغطاء دولي وتواطيء محلي
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)