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About Erbil

Erbil, also spelt Arbil or Irbil, and also known as Hewler (Kurdish: Hewlêr, ھەولێر, Syriac: ܐܪܒܝܠ Arbel, Arabic: أربيل Arbīl), is the capital city of Erbil Governorate and of Iraqi Kurdistan. It is located approximately 350 km north of Baghdad. Its governorate has a permanent population of approximately 1.61 million. It has an ethnically diverse population of Kurds, Assyrians, Arabs, Armenians, Turcomans, Yezidis, Shabakis and Mandeans. It is equally religiously diverse, with believers of Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, Christianity, Sufism, Yezidism, Yarsan, Shabakism and Mandeanism extant in and around Erbil.

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It is currently 8:44 PM in Erbil. Erbil uses Arabic Standard Time and also supports Arabic Daylight Time.

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