Hamrin Mountains

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Hamrin Mountains
Highest point
Elevation 500m
Location Iraq
Parent range Zagros Mountains
Mountain type Anticlinal fold

The Hamrin Mountains (Arabic: جبل حمرين Jabāl Hamrīn, Kurdish: Çiyayê Hemrîn or Çiyayên Hemrîn) are a small mountain ridge in northeast Iraq. The westernmost ripple of the greater Zagros mountains,[1] the Hamrin mountains extend from the Diyala Province bordering Iran, northwest to the Tigris river, crossing northern Salah ad Din Province and southern Kirkuk Province.

In antiquity, the mountains were part of the frontier region between Babylonia to the south and Assyria to the north. Today, the area forms part of the linguistic boundary between most of Arabic-speaking Iraq and Kurdish-speaking Iraq.


  1. ^ Maisels, Charles Keith (1999). The Near East: Archaeology in the 'Cradle of Civilization'. Routledge. p. 126. ISBN 0-415-18607-2. 

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Coordinates: 35°01′57″N 43°38′47″E / 35.0325°N 43.6463889°E / 35.0325; 43.6463889