In what country is Kirkuk?

In what country is Kirkuk?

Kirkūk, city, capital of Kirkūk muḥāfaẓah (governorate), northeastern Iraq. The city is 145 miles (233 km) north of Baghdad, the national capital, with which it is linked by road and railway. Kirkūk is located near the foot of the Zagros Mountains in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Who built the city of Kirkuk?

The Kirkuk Citadel stands on an artificial mound 130 feet high located on a plateau across the Khasa River. The mound, or tell, is believed to have been built by King Ashurnasirpal II between 884 and 858 BC as a military defence line of Arrapha. Under King Sluks, the citadel was encircled by a rampart with 72 towers.

What language is spoken in Kirkuk?

In Kirkuk, Turkmen is the language of the minority and Arabic is language of the majority and they have been in contact for a long time. This study also aimed to explore the language situation in Kirkuk and how the Turkmen language was affected by the Arabic language.

Which province is Kirkuk in?

Kirkuk Governorate
Country Iraq (Disputed territories of Northern Iraq)
Capital Kirkuk
• Type Provincial municipality

What is special about Kirkuk?

Kirkuk is known for its rich oil reserves, producing almost half of Iraq’s daily exports, and has been one of the most highly disputed areas between the Kurdish people and the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

How many Kurds live in Kirkuk?

100,000 Kurds
From the end of the Gulf War to 1999, about 11,000 Kurdish families were deported from Kirkuk. Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 100,000 Kurds have returned to the city of Kirkuk….Statistics.

Mother tongue Kurdish
1947 (Ethnicity) 151,575
Percentage 53%
1957 187,593
Percentage 48%