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About Kirkuk

Kirkuk (Arabic: كركوك; Kurdish: کەرکووک; Syriac: ܟܪܟܘܟ; Turkish: Kerkük) is a city in Iraq, serving as the capital of the Kirkuk Governorate, located 238 km north of Baghdad. The city is home to a diverse population of Kurds, Turkmens and Arabs. Kirkuk sits on the ruins of the original Kirkuk Citadel which sits near the Khasa River.

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