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Districts of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, with Saidsadiq indicated
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Saidsadiq District is a district of eastern Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. The main town of Said Sadiq part of Sharazoor area, is 60 kilometers south-east of the city of Sulaymaniyah.There is more than one story about the naming of Sayed Sadiq city. It is said that a man named Sidsadeg built the city. It is also said that the name came from the name of Mount Sincere in Iraqi Kurdistan. Sidesadeg has more than 100,000 inhabitants and more than 25,000 houses. It is a cosmopolitan city.
Sulaymaniyah Governorate or Sulaymaniyah Province is a mountainous governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its capital is the city of Sulaymaniyah. Halabja Governorate was formerly the Halabja District of Sulaymaniyah, until it became a separate governorate in 2014.
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 37 million citizens are Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism and Mandeanism also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.
Said Sadiq is a city in the Sulaymaniyah Governorate of Iraq. The nearby archaeological site of Tell Begum shows that the area was already occupied in the Late Halaf period.
In 1988, the army of Saddam Hussein destroyed more than 23,000 houses and killed 6,000 people.
Large protests erupted in the city of Sidsadeg on 2 January 2014 because of poor public services and opposition to a proposal to include the district in halabja Governorate. The protesters demanded the resignation of the mayor, who did resign after security forces shot and killed one protester and wounded more than 100.
Halabja Governorate or Halabja Province is a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. The governorate was established in 2014, splitting off from Sulaymaniyah Governorate and becoming the sixth governorate in Northern Iraq. Its capital is the city of Halabja.
Iraq presently consists of 19 governorates, also known as "provinces". As per the Iraqi constitution, three or more governorates can join to form an autonomous region. Baghdad and Basra are the oldest standing administrative regions of Iraq while In 2014 the decision was made to create the Halabja Governorate out of the Halabja District of Sulaymaniyah Governorate.
Iraqi Kurdistan or Southern Kurdistan is the Kurdish-populated region incorported into Iraq and considered by Kurds as one of four parts of Greater Kurdistan. Most of the geographical region of Iraqi Kurdistan is governed by the Kurdistan Region (KRG) which is an autonomous region recognized by the Iraqi constitution, The capital of the autonomous region is Arbil and the parliament has 111 seats.
Kurdistan Islamic Union ; Arabic: الاتحاد الاسلامي الكوردستاني, romanized: al-Ittiḥād al-islāmī al-kūrdistānī), colloquially referred to as Yekgirtû, is an Islamist party in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Iraqi Kurdish Civil War was a military conflict that took place between rival Kurdish factions in Iraqi Kurdistan during the mid-1990s, most notably between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Over the course of the conflict, Kurdish factions from Iranian and Turkish Kurdistan, as well as Iranian, Iraqi and Turkish state forces, were drawn into the fighting, with additional involvement from American forces. Between 3,000 and 5,000 fighters and civilians were killed.
The town Koy Sanjaq, original Kurdish name Bijhenjar, is located in the Erbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, close to the Iranian border. Most of the town was property of two families Which were also known by the title of Agha which represents them for being wealthy.
Darbandokeh District is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. Its main town is Darbandikhan.
Dokan District is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. Its main town is Dokan.
Penjwin District, is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. The name 'Penjwin' originates from the Kurdish words 'Penj' and 'Jwen' from the 5 Kurdish-Jewish settlements that originated in the region. During the Iran-Iraq war much of the area was destroyed by aerial bombardments displacing thousands of people in the district. Penjwin is now known for its lush forests, mountains and springs for tourism.
Pshdar District is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Regional Government Region in Iraq. It is located east of the city of Sulaymaniyah, near the Iranian border. The most populous urban centre in the district is Qaladiza, with 140,000 inhabitants.
Sulaymaniya District is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. Its main city is Sulaymaniyah, the capital of the Governorate.
The 2011 Kurdish protests in Iraq were a series of demonstrations and riots against the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. The autonomous region of experienced protests distinct from protests elsewhere in Iraq, which took place concurrent with the Kurdish protests. These Kurdish protests were also related to the Kurdish protests in Turkey and protests in Iran, as well as a general uprising in Syria joined and supported by Syrian Kurds.
The disputed territories of Northern Iraq are regions defined by article 140 of the Constitution of Iraq as being Arabised during Baath Party rule in Iraq. Most of these regions are inhabited by non-Arabs, most notably by Kurds, Assyrians, Yazidis, Turkmens/Turkomans, and Shabaks.
Ranya District is located in Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq. Its capital is Ranya. The district has a population of 200,826. The district includes three towns, Çiwarqurne, Bêtwate and Hacî awa, and is the centre of the Bîtwên and Raperîn area. The region of Ranya has been inhabited since ancient times and is rich in archaeologic sites such as Tell Shemshara, Tell Bazmusian, Girdedême, Kameryan and Boskin hills and Ranya castle. Its history as a district dates from the Ottoman Empire period in (1789) when the first district commissioner was appointed. The main tribes in Ranya are the Jaff, Bilbas, Ako and Shawri. Agriculturally, the area is well known for its fertile soil. The principle crops are sunflowers, tobacco, rice, wheat and barley.
The Sulaymaniayh Museum is an archeological museum which is located within heart of the city of Sulaymaniyah, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. It is also known as Slemani Museum or Sulaimaniya Museum. It is the second largest museum in Iraq, after the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad in terms of contents. It houses artifacts which date back to the pre-historic period to the late Islamic and Ottoman periods. The museum closed for refurbishment on October 1, 2018 and is expected to be opened to the public by the end of 2019.
The Kifri District is one of the fifteen supposed districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. Its main town is Kifri. Most of the district is disputed, as the Kurdish government is falsely attempting to include the district in Sulaymaniyah Governorate, although it has always been part of the Diyala Governorate, and so overlaps with the adjacent Kifri District in the Diyala Governorate and Tooz District in the Saladin Governorate. However a small part of the district is recognised as part of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Kurdistan Region.
The Qaradagh District is one of the fifteen districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. Its main town is Qaradagh.
The Mawat District is one of the fifteen districts of Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. Its main town is Mawat.
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