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Akre Countryside

Akre or Aqrah (Kurdish Akrê, ئاکرێ Syriac: ܥܩܪܵܐ‎ ʻAqra, Arabic: عقرة‎, from the Assyrian Aramaic language for "barren" in reference to the land) is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan. The city's cathedral is the episcopal see of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Aqra, an Eastern Catholic diocese, suffragan to the indigenous Assyrians of Mesopotamia.  wikipedia


District and government

The district of Aqrah was formed in 1877 by the Ottoman Empire and the city of Aqrah became the center of the district.


History

'Aqr was the fief of the Kurdish Humaydi tribe since the 10th century, as such, Yaqut al-Hamawi, indicated that it was also known as ‘Aqr al-Ḥumaydiya. The 14th-century Shihab al-Umari also noted the presence of the Yazidi Dasni tribe.


Population

The population is mainly Kurdish. There is an Assyrian minority.



Do not clamp to mount

Do not Clamp to Mount

Sare Kale a top place over Akr City it is behind old Akre city and make a nice view for the area but too dangerous on celebration day in Akre because this one of the tourists fell down the mountain. He injured and at the same time, a big stone going down. You need to take care of yourself from the area , do not go on a crowded day.


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