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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
Governorate Kirkuk Governorate

Daquq or Daquqa, Dakuk, Daqooq, Tavuk, Arabic: داقوق) is a town in Iraq south of Kirkuk. It is the capital of Daquq District, one of the four Districts of Kirkuk Governorate. It lies just south of Taza.

Abul-Fath Mohammad bin Annaz, founder of the Annazid dynasty, temporarily seized Daquq from Banu Oqayl in 998 AD. [1]

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

The majority of the 50,000 inhabitants are Kurds from the Kakai faith. The town is known for its tea and famous mosque. It is situated on the Daquq river, of which the floodwaters in spring are said to join the Tigris.



  1. ^ "ANNAZIDS". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2012-08-01.