Daquq

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Daquq
(Kurdish) داقووق
Town
Daquq is located in Iraq
Daquq
Daquq
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
Autonomous region  Iraqi Kurdistan
Governorate Kirkuk Governorate
Population (2012)
 • Total 60,000[1] - 75,000[2]

Daquq or Daquqa, Dakuk, Daqooq, Tavuk, (Kurdish: داقووق, 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. 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.

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History[edit]

Abul-Fath Mohammad bin Annaz, founder of the Annazid dynasty, temporarily seized Daquq from Banu Oqayl in 998 AD. [3]

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

Demographics[edit]

The town is multi-ethnic, approximately 45% Kaka'i[4] Kurds, 33% Arabs, and 22% Turkmen.[1]

The Kurdistan Alliance party won 37% of Daquq's votes in the 2005 Iraqi elections.

In 2011, an estimated 7.3% of Daquq residents lived below the poverty line.[5]

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