Mosul

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Mosul
الموصل
Tigris, a bridge and Grand Mosque in Mosul
Tigris, a bridge and Grand Mosque in Mosul
Nickname(s): 
Nīnwē ܢܝ݂ܢܘܹܐ
Mosul is located in Iraq
Mosul
Mosul
Location of Mosul within Iraq
Mosul is located in Asia
Mosul
Mosul
Mosul (Asia)
Coordinates: 36°20′N 43°08′E / 36.34°N 43.13°E / 36.34; 43.13Coordinates: 36°20′N 43°08′E / 36.34°N 43.13°E / 36.34; 43.13
CountryIraq
GovernorateNineveh Governorate
Area
 • City180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City664,221
 • Urban
Unknown (estimates range between 750,000 and 1,500,000[1]
 UNData 1987[3]
Demonym(s)Moslawi
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Area code(s)60
Map of Mosul.svg

Mosul (Arabic: الموصل al-Mawṣil, Kurdish: مووسڵ, Syriac: ܡܘܨܠ, romanized: Māwṣil) is a city in the north of Iraq. Under the Ottoman Empire it was the capital of northern Iraq. More than a million people lived there when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant conquered it in 2014. In 2017 the Iraqi Army with help from Kurdish Peshmerga troops and other militias took the city back.

Further reading[change | change source]

Published in the 19th century
  • Jedidiah Morse; Richard C. Morse (1823), "Mosul", A New Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), New Haven: S. Converse
  • "Mosul". Edinburgh Gazetteer (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1829.
  • Josiah Conder (1834), "Mosul", Dictionary of Geography, Ancient and Modern, London: T. Tegg
  • Charles Wilson, ed. (1895), "Mosul", Handbook for Travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc., London: John Murray, ISBN 9780524062142, OCLC 8979039
  • Edward Balfour, ed. (1871). "Mosul". Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia (2nd ed.). Madras.
Published in the 20th century
Published in the 21st century
  • C. Edmund Bosworth, ed. (2007). "Mosul". Historic Cities of the Islamic World. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill. ISBN 978-9004153882.
  • Michael R.T. Dumper; Bruce E. Stanley, eds. (2007), "Mosul", Cities of the Middle East and North Africa, Santa Barbara, USA: ABC-CLIO (published 2008), ISBN 978-1576079195

References[change | change source]

  1. Malas, Nour (9 June 2015). "Iraqi City of Mosul Transformed a Year After Islamic State Capture". Wall Street Journal.
  2. Gladstone, Philip (10 February 2014). "Synop Information for ORBM (40608) in Mosul, Iraq". Weather Quality Reporter. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. "UNSD Demographic Statistics". United Nations Statistics Division 1987.

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