Where is Iraqi Kurdistan located?
Kurdistan, Arabic Kurdistān, Persian Kordestān, broadly defined geographic region traditionally inhabited mainly by Kurds. It consists of an extensive plateau and mountain area, spread over large parts of what are now eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and western Iran and smaller parts of northern Syria and Armenia.
What is the smallest province in Iraq?
Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد) is a province in Iraq. The capital is also called Baghdad. The area is 734 square kilometres (283 sq mi). The province is the smallest province in Iraq.
What is the area of Kurdistan?
15,692 mi²Kurdistan Region / Area
What is special about Erbil?
Erbil is one of the safest cities in Iraqi Kurdistan, despite the so-called Islamic State having advanced to less than 100 miles from the outskirts of the city. Erbil is known for its modern malls, ancient sites, and was appointed to be the 2014 Arab tourism capital by the Arab Council of Tourism.
Who built Dukan Dam?
It impounds the Little Zab, thereby creating Lake Dukan. The Dukan Dam was built between 1954 and 1959 whereas its power station became fully operational in 1979….Dukan Dam.
|Dukan (Dokan) Dam|
|Type of dam||Cylindrical arch|
|Height||116.5 m (382 ft)|
|Length||360 m (1,180 ft)|
Is Kurdistan developed?
The Kurdistan region’s economy is dominated by the oil industry, agriculture and tourism. Due to relative security and peace in the region and more economically liberal and market-oriented policies, it has a far more developed economy in comparison to other parts of Iraq.
Where do most of the Kurds live?
Most of the Kurds live in contiguous areas of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey—a somewhat loosely defined geographic region generally referred to as Kurdistan (“Land of the Kurds”).