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Suleimanieh

SULEIMANIEH, or SULEIMANIA, the chief town of a sanjak of the same name in Asiatic Turkey, in the vilayet of Mosul, situated on a treeless plain in the Kurdistan Mountains, in the region known as Shehrizor, some 40 or 50 m. from the Persian frontier, at an elevation of 2895 ft- It is a military station, and was founded towards the close of the 11th century. The estimated population is about 12,000, of whom n,ooo are Kurds, and the majority of the remaining 1000 Jews.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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