What You Must Know About Erbil Lifestyle Ruled by a population of fairly around 1.3 million, a figure noted in the year 2009, Erbil happens to be the fourth largest city in Iraq headed by Baghdad, Basra and Mosul. Located approximately 80 kilometres (50 miles) east away from Mosul, this stands to be the capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. One can count for the urban life in the city that started nearly around 6000 BC. Ever since then it has been flourishing having turned the oldest incessantly inhabited cities in the world. Based at the heart of this place is the antique Citadel of Arbil. History says that first it were the Hurrians who established Urbilum expanding their decree to remaining northern Mesopotamia. It came under the powerful rule of amany regional powers like the Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, as well as Seljuk plus Ottoman Turks. Its archaeological museum gas given shelter to a large collection of preIslamic artifacts, it is a center for archaeological projects in the area. Name of it even mentioned in Sumerian holy writings of third millennium BC as Urbilum, Urbelum or Urbillum, which the experts feel has been derived from Hurriam, Arbilum, who lived in there. Afterwards, following a folk tale, it is stated that the Akkadians gave the name as arba'u ilu denoting four gods. Through this, it turned out to be the prime location of worship of the goddess Ishtar. In conventional times the town became known by its Aramaic name, Arbela while it was called Arbaira in the ancient Persian. Talking about the physical in addition to cultural attributes of the place then it is very rich, classy. Climate of it lies between hot semi-arid (BSh?) and hot-summer Mediterranean (Csa?), as per Kรถppen weather categorization. Rainfall in this area chiefly occurs in the colder months.
Way of life As mentioned, right from the historic times, it has been focusing over the metropolitan living. City of Erbil is abundantly affluent in cultural heritage. Like any other place in the world, here too tourism plays a major role in development. Owing to the scenic beauties present, number of tourists visits the place in order to get closer to its ethnicity. Erbil lifestyle is highly awe-inspiring with the classy practices followed here. Museums, art events, galleries, cross-cultural music shows, film festivals are the commonly seen aspects of the capital. May 28-29, 2013 saw theatre department at college of Fine Arts in Salahaddin University showcasing SEAGULL play penned by Anton Checkov. Come June 20 and one will see the conurbation hosting the 7th annual performing arts program in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq arranged by The Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy, it is to last till June 30. Various types of art exhibitions too find solace here. Other than artistic highlights, you can even come across several investment options here that facilitate monetary gain. Moreover, it gives high profit to the people dealing in the field of hotels, motels.
Itâ€™s indeed a great place for sightseeing with perfect shopping destinations perfectly within your reach. Do explore it!
Published on Oct 23, 2013
Ruled by a population of fairly around 1.3 million, a figure noted in the year 2009, Erbil happens to be the fourth largest city in Iraq hea...