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Darbandikhan (Iraq)
Coordinates: 35°06′59″N45°41′10″E / 35.116258°N 45.686245°E / 35.116258; 45.686245 Coordinates: 35°06′59″N45°41′10″E / 35.116258°N 45.686245°E / 35.116258; 45.686245
CountryFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Autonomous regionFlag of Kurdistan.svg  Kurdistan
Governorate Sulaymaniyah Governorate
District Darbandokeh District

Darbandikhan (Kurdish : دەربەندیخان ,Derbendîxan) [1] [2] is a town in the governorate of Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. It is situated within the area of autonomy for the Kurdistan region of Iraq, inhabited by the majority of the Kurds. Darbandikhan is located close to Darbandikhan Lake ( 35°09′09″N45°47′42″E / 35.152477°N 45.795021°E / 35.152477; 45.795021 ), and on the border with Diyala Province. It has a population of 45,500 as of 2018.


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  2. "ERDHEJ - Bendava Derbendîxanê pêwîstî bi nûjenkirinê heye" (in Kurdish). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2019.