Kirkuk is a city in the north of Iraq, 236 kilometers (147 mi) north of Baghdad and 83 kilometers (52 miles) south of Erbil. It is the capital of Kirkuk Governorate.
Kirkuk lies in a wide zone with an enormously diverse population and has been multilingual for centuries.There were dramatic demographic changes during Kirkuk's urbanization in the twentieth century, which saw the development of distinct ethnic groups.
Kurds,;Turkmen,;Arabs, and Assyrians lay conflicting claims to this zone, and all have their historical accounts and memories to buttress their claims
Kirkuk has a variety of restaurants for visitors to choose from. Nearly any street will offer some type of cafe or eatery. In addition to Kurdish foods, there are also many Turkish options.
Kirkuk Citadel - Located in the center of the city, the Kirkuk Citadel is an ancient establishment built on a mound. There is some controversy surrounding Saddam Hussein's campaign to beautify the citadel in the 1990s.
Qishla of Kirkuk - This building is a former Ottoman military outpost. There are currently plans to remodel the building into a local museum.
Daniel's Tomb - One supposed site of the Prophet Daniel's tomb is said to be located in Kirkuk Citadel. It is presently within the mosque in the citadel.
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The nearest airport is the Kirkuk airport. Within the city of Kirkuk, taxis and city buses are available. Foot travel is also possible, depending on the destination.