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Hamrin Mountains
""Hamrin Mountains is located in Iraq
Hamrin Mountains
Hamrin Mountains
Highest point
"Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
"Coordinates 35°01′57″N 43°38′47″E / 35.0325°N 43.6463889°E / 35.0325; 43.6463889"Coordinates: 35°01′57″N 43°38′47″E / 35.0325°N 43.6463889°E / 35.0325; 43.6463889
Location "Iraq
"Parent range "Zagros Mountains
"Mountain type "Anticlinal fold

The Hamrin Mountains ("Arabic: جبل حمرين Jabāl Hamrīn, "Kurdish: Çiyayê Hemrîn or Çiyayên Hemrîn) are a small mountain "ridge in northeast "Iraq. The westernmost ripple of the greater "Zagros mountains,[1] the Hamrin mountains extend from the "Diyala Province bordering "Iran, northwest to the "Tigris river, crossing northern "Salah ad Din Province and southern "Kirkuk Province.

In antiquity, the mountains were part of the frontier region between "Babylonia to the south and "Assyria to the north. Today, the area forms part of the "linguistic boundary between most of Arab people of Iraq and Turkmen people of Iraq.


  1. ^ Maisels, Charles Keith (1999). The Near East: Archaeology in the 'Cradle of Civilization'. "Routledge. p. 126. "ISBN "0-415-18607-2. 

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