Advisory Board: Bahar Armaghani, Steve Kalishman, Chris Machen, Martha Kohen, Steve Nadeau, M.D., Bjorn Birgisson, Ph.D., P.E., Selcuk Erenguc, Ph.D., Lynn Frazier, Jose C. Principe, Ph.D., Nur Erenguc, Eileen Roy, Abdol R. Chini, Ph.D., P.E., Sue Nadeau, Natercia Principe, Carol Walker, Russel Roy, Linda Dixon, J. Armaghani, Ph.D, P.E., Avan Armaghani.

Duhok (also spelled Dahuk or Dohuk) is a city in northern Iraq and is the capital of Dahuk Governorate. It has about 500,000 inhabitants, mostly consisting of Kurds and Assyrians. According to some sources, the name “Dohuk” comes from Kurmanji Kurdish meaning “small village”.

It’s also the heart of the Badinan population of the Kurds. Circled by mountains along the Tigris river, Dahuk is a very attractive site to tourists throughout Iraq. Dahuk’s population grew extremely since the 1990s as the rural population moved to the cities. The University of Dohuk, founded in 1992, is a renowned center for teaching and research in Dohuk.

Gainesville/Duhok Sister City Program Director Bahar Armaghani’s trip to Duhok: meeting the Governor and visiting some places including the new American University in Kurdistan which is based in Duhok.
May, 2018. Photos