HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 1:39 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
Erbil (Hawler) - south kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan or Kurdistan Region (Kurdish: Herêmî Kurdistanî, Arabic: إقليم كردستان ) is an autonomous Region since 1991 (de facto state) in Iraq.It borders Iran to the east, Turkey to the north, Syria to the west and the rest of Iraq to the south. Its capital is the city of Arbil , known in Kurdish as Hewlêr. The Region is officially governed by the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG.

Following the 1991 uprising of the Iraqi people against Saddam Hussein in Gulf war , many Kurds were forced to flee the country to become refugees in bordering regions of Iran and Turkey. A northern no-fly zone was established following the First Gulf War in 1991 to facilitate the return of Kurdish refugees. As Kurds continued to fight government troops, Iraqi forces finally left Kurdistan in October 1991, leaving the region to function de facto independently; however, Iraqi Kurdistan continues to view itself as an integral part of a united Iraq but one in which it administers its own affairs.

The three governorates of Duhok, Erbil (Hawler) and Sulaymaniya comprise around 40,000 square kilometers and have a population of around 5 million.Disputes remain between the central Iraqi government and the Kurdish government about predominantly Kurdish territories outside the current borders of Iraqi Kurdistan. there are also issues of Kurdish disputed "sliced off" areas that was done by Saddam between Erbil and Baghdad weather they are to annex back to KRG or stay as they are.



KRG is only waiting on 2 things before it breaks away
1. isolated areas like kerkuk,sinjar and makhmoor
2. self sufficient in food which according to a 5 year plan should be completed in 2013 .

only a seat is missing in UN otherwise KRG has all the benefits of an independence country. KRG currently has state revenue payback , travel restrictions , independent visas , independent army, own President PM and parliament, education in mother tongue, 3 international own controlled airports, own border security and check points, own flag and so much more ... i want to know any "federal region" out there somewhere in the world that has these ? Kurdistan IS NOT A FEDERAL REGION! It has all the advantages of Independence, with the revenue sharing and "international law protection" of a federal region! with Iraq.



KRG (Kurdistan regional government)



Flag



parliament





Tourism

even though Kurdistan is located in the middle east but it has mountainous and beautiful landscapes with waterfalls every where and NY times has listed it amongst other 41 places in the world to visit in 2011.


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52644117


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52648132




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/49702535


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52867673


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52804800


by FO


Underground resources

KRG-controlled parts of Iraqi Kurdistan are estimated to contain around 45 billion barrels (7.2×10^9 m3) of oil, making it the sixth largest reserve in the world and 200.83 Trillion Cubic Meters of Gas. Extraction of these reserves began in 2007. As of July 2007, the Kurdish government solicited foreign companies to invest in 40 new oil sites, with the hope of increasing regional oil production over the following 5 years by a factor of five, to about 1 million barrels per day (160,000 m3/d).Gas and associated gas reserves are in excess of 200 TCF.



the citadel - 6000 years old
the 1st inhabitants were the Sumerians


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherwan/2419550226/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/maykal/4772229583/


http://img121.imageshack.us


http://www.flickr.com/photos/one-thirteen/3765429362/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/markjutton/4329629951/



Abu Shahab Restaurant


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1259429


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37717619


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36137127





Majidi mall


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38409117


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39934....panoramio.com


Best inn hotel


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/29806534



Skeletons of some buildings u/c


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/53308933







http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44679353






City Center


http://www.flickr.com/photos/diler19...n/photostream/


downtown






http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream


http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-k...ra/5767428188/


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51951408


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51952830


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52790608


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9720309&type=1


by kulka


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9720309&type=1


by FO


by kulka


FO


http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream


http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40763....panoramio.com




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50471097


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9720309&type=1






http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9720309&type=1


http://www.flickr.com/photos/41129690@N08/3779981201/


]http://www.abcgroup-erbil.com




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/46881173




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/42427845






http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50471665


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joaoleitao/3900047188/




http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream


By Kulka


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51846606




http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream


by Kulka










http://www.flickr.com/photos/5722377...in/photostream






alan131210




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44491461




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43336009


http://www.flickr.com/photos/41129690@N08/3779979747/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/41129690@N08/3780792656/


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43337334


http://www.flickr.com/photos/one-thirteen/3412258969/




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43391802


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36736771


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43335990






http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50472104


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44499097


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50471115






http://www.panoramio.com/photo/45152822


http://www.rudaw.net/english


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/45104880




http://img163.imageshack.us/

Escalator crossing bridge




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43329866




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38413537


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9720309&type=1


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39625649






http://img204.imageshack.us


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39623....panoramio.com

Last edited by Alan131210; May 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 2:04 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649

Last edited by Alan131210; May 29, 2011 at 6:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 3:29 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
ShaQlawa District

Video Link
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 3:57 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK

Last edited by Alan131210; May 19, 2011 at 7:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 6:32 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK

Last edited by Alan131210; May 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted May 18, 2011, 8:16 PM
Tom In Chicago's Avatar
Tom In Chicago Tom In Chicago is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sick City
Posts: 6,393
You need to properly credit the photos or this thread will be removed from the forum. . .

. . .
__________________
Tom in Chicago
. . .
Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted May 19, 2011, 7:53 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
i am working on them .
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted May 20, 2011, 6:54 AM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649

by FO


by FO


by FO family mall


by FO family mall


by FO family mall
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK

Last edited by Alan131210; May 20, 2011 at 7:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted May 28, 2011, 4:19 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 3:30 PM
Austinlee's Avatar
Austinlee Austinlee is offline
Chillin' in The Burgh
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spring Hill, Pittsburgh
Posts: 12,888
Great stuff. So is it safe to say that Kurdistan is the best run and most modern part of Iraq?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 4:50 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
yes it is , i dont want to get into politics but Kurds got rid of Saddam in an uprising with the help of UN back in 1991 a no-fly-zone was created for them and they are running their own affairs independently ever since , so when US went to Iraq in 2003 they didn't even enter this region .... its as safe as Washington DC .
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 4:53 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 5:35 PM
Austinlee's Avatar
Austinlee Austinlee is offline
Chillin' in The Burgh
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spring Hill, Pittsburgh
Posts: 12,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan131210 View Post
yes it is , i dont want to get into politics but Kurds got rid of Saddam in an uprising with the help of UN back in 1991 a no-fly-zone was created for them and they are running their own affairs independently ever since , so when US went to Iraq in 2003 they didn't even enter this region .... its as safe as Washington DC .
Gotcha. I had no idea this area looked like this till you started posting.
I suppose that's one of the main reasons I come to this forum: To get educated.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 5:35 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted May 29, 2011, 8:11 PM
Tolbert Tolbert is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 238
Those nature shots are great
__________________
Limburg Nürnberg Heidelberg
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted May 30, 2011, 8:45 AM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649
indeed , this is another source of income that kurdistan government can use to generate more budget . which is currently getting worked on.
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted May 30, 2011, 4:09 PM
Alan131210's Avatar
Alan131210 Alan131210 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 649

by FO


by FO Khanzad Castle


by FO Jundean


by FO


by FO


by FO
__________________
((De facto)) South Kurdistan
ERBIL
SULAIMANI
DUHOK
KIRKUK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Jun 9, 2011, 8:15 PM
KULKA KURDISH KULKA KURDISH is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 14
Hi to everyone who visiting that thread. I would like to invite you to capital city of south Kurdistan - Hewler. I started with introducing the most famous parks. All pic was taken by me and originally posted in my page on facebook.

Welcome to Minare park:














Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Jun 9, 2011, 8:18 PM
KULKA KURDISH KULKA KURDISH is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 14


sorry, but for some reasons i cant post more pics, maybe moderator can explain that to me
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:06 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.