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Dohuk
Dohuk is located in Iraq
Dohuk
Dohuk
Dahuk's location in Iraq
Coordinates: 36°52′N 43°0′E / 36.867°N 43.000°E / 36.867; 43.000
Kintra  Iraq
Autonomous region  Kurdistan[1]
Province Dohuk Province
Population [2]
 • Total 986,000
Website http://www.duhokgov.org/english/

Dohuk (spellt Duhok, Dehok or Dahok, Kurdish: دهۆك, Duhok, Syriac: ܢܘܗܕܪܐ Nuhadra, Arabic: دهوك an aw) is the caipital o Dohuk Province in Iraq. It haes aboot 255,000 inhabitants, maistly consistin o Kurds, wi a significant Assirie population.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dohuk wis oreeginally an Assirie toun namit Beth Nuhadra or Naarda, whare it became an eparchy athin the metropolitanate o Ḥadyab (Arbil).[3][4]

The ceety is encircled bi muntains alang the Tigris river. Dohuk haes a growin tourist industry, its population haein grown rapidly syne the 1990s as the rural population muivit tae the ceeties. The University o Dohuk, foondit in 1992, is a renouned center for teachin an research in Dohuk.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dohuk SC (Kurdish: Yaneya Werzişî Ya Dihûkê, یانه‌یا وه‌رزشی یا دهوکێ, Arabic: نادي دهوك‎) is a sports club based in Dohuk, Iraq. They currently play in the Northren Diveesion o the Iraqi Premier League. Duhok is considered ane o the maist successful teams in the Iraqi Kurdistan region an Iraq. In the 2009/2010 saison Duhok FC made it tae the feenal o Iraqi Premier League an wan it 1–0 against Talaba SC becomin the champions for the first time.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://krg.org/articles/detail.asp?lngnr=12&smap=03010300&rnr=140&anr=23911
  2. World Gazetteer
  3. Société des études arméniennes, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Association de la revue des études arméniennes. Revue des études arméniennes , Volume 21. pp. 303, 309. 
  4. NAARDA, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854)

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