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Coordinates: 36°20′N 43°08′E / 36.34°N 43.13°E / 36.34; 43.13

Mosul- Nineveh

Tigris River and bridge in Mosul
Tigris River and bridge in Mosul
Country  Iraq
Governorate Ninawa
District Mosul
Population (2008)
 • Urban 1,800,000
Time zone GMT +3
Map of Mosul.svg

Mosul (Arabic: الموصلal-Mawṣil; Syriac: ܢܝܢܘܐNînwe; Kurdish: Mûsil/Nînewe; Turkish: Musul) 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.

Further reading[change | change source]

Published in the 19th century
Published in the 20th century
  • "Mosul", Palestine and Syria (5th ed.), Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1912 
  • "Mosul". [[Encyclopaedia of Islam]]. E.J. Brill. 1934. p. 609+.  URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  • Jacqueline Griffin (1996), "Mosul", in Trudy Ring, Middle East and Africa, International Dictionary of Historic Places, Routledge, ISBN 9781884964039 
Published in the 21st century
  • C. Edmund Bosworth, ed. (2007). "Mosul". Historic Cities of the Islamic World. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill. ISBN 9004153888. 
  • Michael R.T. Dumper; Bruce E. Stanley, eds. (2008), "Mosul", Cities of the Middle East and North Africa, Santa Barbara, USA: ABC-CLIO, ISBN 1576079198 

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