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Kurdish: dahok
Other spellings: Dohok; Dohuk; D'huk

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Dahuk, Iraq.
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Dahuk, Iraq.

City in northern Iraq with 47,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), administrative centre for the Dahuk (or D'huk) governorate with about 450,000 inhabitants, which is the smallest of the 3 provinces of the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq. Dahuk lies on the Tigris river.
In economic terms is Dahuk a small regional centre for the region's fruit orchards and pasturage. In town, there is a fruit-canning plant and a textile mill.
Dahuk was a popular summer destination for Iraqis from further south, with many hotels and camps. But since the early 1990's with the establishment of the Kurdistan autonomous region, has this traffic almost stopped.

1992: The University of Dahuk is founded.

By Tore Kjeilen