World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Koy Sanjaq

Article Id: WHEBN0024312496
Reproduction Date:

Title: Koy Sanjaq  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Lishanid Noshan, Soran Emirate, List of postal codes in Iraq, Dlawer Ala'Aldeen
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Koy Sanjaq

The town Koy Sanjaq (Arabic: كيويسنجق‎, Kurdish: Koye, Turkish: Köy Sancak- also known as Koya, Kuya, Koysinjak, Koy Sanjaq, Kou Senaq, Kou Senjaq) is located in the Erbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, close to the Iranian border.

Most of the town was property of two families (the Hawezis and the Ghafuris) in the past, but later the iraqi government took most of the land owned by the two families.

Wallace Lyon, travelling through the town in 1923, compared it to Sulaimani and noted that it was a centre for tobacco. The governor at the time was Jamil Agha Hawezi, succeeding the late Hama Agha Ghafuri. [1]

The population is between 50,000 and 100,000. [2]

A specific variant of the Aramaic language, Koy Sanjaq Surat, spoken by about 1,000 people in the town, as well as the nearby village of Armota, takes its name from the town. [3]

One of the local dishes is Dolma. [4]

Famous people from the city include the Kurdish poet Haji Qadir Koyi, Sheikh Jangi Talabani [older brother of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani] Zeki Ahmed Henari, Hama Aghai Gewre Ghafuri, Kaka Ziad Ghafuri, Jalal Talabani, Omar Debaba, Mamosta Aziz, Malay Gewre, Jalal Aghai Hawezi, Haji Bakir Aghai Hawezi, Dildar, Dr Xalid Ghafuri,XarAswad, Amin Agha, Mela Masoum, Dr Fuad Masoum, Sewa Koyi. The current President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, who was born in the nearby village of Kelkan, went to school here. In 1949 he joined the town's branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). [5]

A university, known in English as "Koya University" was set up in the town in 2003.

References

External links

  • [1] Koya University

Coordinates: 36°05′N 44°38′E / 36.083°N 44.633°E / 36.083; 44.633

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.