Tel Kaif District

Tel Kaif District (also Tel Keyf, Tel Kayf, Tel Kef or Tel Keppe (Classical Syriac: ܬܠ ܟܐܦܐ‎), (Arabic: تل كيف‎)), Aramaic for "Stony Hill", is a district in Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. It is majority Assyrian/Chaldean and Yazidi with a minority of Arabs.

Towns and villages include:

Tel Kaif

Classical Syriac: ܬܠ ܟܐܦܐ‎, Arabic: تل كيف
Tel Kaif District (blue) in Ninawa
Tel Kaif District (blue) in Ninawa
CountryIraq
GovernorateNineveh
SeatTel Keppe
Area
 • Total1,244 km2 (480 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total167,647
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

See also

Alqosh

Alqōsh (Syriac: ܐܲܠܩܘܫ‎, Judeo-Aramaic: אלקוש, Arabic: ألقوش‎), alternatively spelled Alkosh, Al-qosh or Alqush, is an Assyrian town in northern Iraq and is within Nineveh Plains. It is a sub-district of the Tel Kaif District and is 45km north of Mosul. The town is controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Peshmerga. In 2014 the mayor of Aqlosh, Faiz Jahwareh, was illegally detained and replaced by KDP member Lara Zara, only to be reinstated after protests by Alqosh residents. Mr Jahwareh was again detained and replaced by the KRG in July 2017 on the basis of false corruption charges that were dismissed by the Iraqi Federal Court. Basim Bello, mayor of nearby Tel Keppe, was also unlawfully removed by the same parties in August 2017, and reinstated by order of the Governor of Nineveh in August 2018.

Babirah

Bābirah (also written Babira or Babire, Arabic: بابيرة‎) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located ca. 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Telskuf in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Babirah has exclusively Yazidi population.

Beban

Beban (also written as Biban or Bebane, Arabic: بيبان‎, Kurmanji: Bêban) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of Alqosh in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Beban has exclusively Yazidi population.

Bozan, Iraq

Bozan (also written Buzan or Bawzan, Arabic: بوزان‎) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) East of Alqosh and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Mosul in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Bozan has a mainly Yazidi population. Previously it was an Assyrian town.

Dughata

Dughata (also written Doghata, Dughat, Doghan or Dokhata, Arabic: دوغات‎, Kurmanji: Doxata) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located ca. 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Alqosh and ca. 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Telskuf in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Dughata has exclusively Yazidi population.

Kaif

Kaif is a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Kaif Bhopali, Indian Urdu poet and lyricist

Katrina Kaif (born 1983), British film actress and model

Mohammad Kaif (born 1980), Indian cricketer

Khatarah

Khatārah (also written Khatare, Arabic: ختاره‎, Kurmanji: Xatarê or Xatara, alternatively spelled Hatarah) is a Yazidi town located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. It is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Mosul in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Khatarah has a mainly Yazidi population.

Khoshaba

Khoshaba (also written Khawshaba, Arabic: خوشابا‎, Kurmanji: Xoşaba, also Xoshaba or Xawshaba) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located ca. 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Alqosh and ca. 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northeast of Telskuf in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Khoshaba has exclusively Yazidi population.

Shekhan District

The Shekhan District is a district in the Nineveh Governorate with its capital at Ain Sifni.

It is bordered by the Amadiya and Dahuk Districts of the Dahuk Governorate to the north, the Akre district to the east, Al-Hamdaniya District to the south, and the Tel Kaif District to the west.

Sreshka

Sreshka (also written Srechka, Sireshka, Sireshkan or Srejka, Arabic: سريجكا‎, Kurmanji: Sreşka, also Sreçka) is a Yazidi village located in the Tel Kaif District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located ca. 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of Alqosh and ca. 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Telskuf in the Nineveh plains. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq.Sreshka has exclusively Yazidi population.

Tel Keppe

Tel Keppe (also spelled Tel Kaif) (Syriac: ܬܸܠ ܟܹܐܦܹܐ‎ Tel Kepe, Arabic: تل كيف‎ Tall Kayf), is an Assyrian town in northern Iraq. Its name means "Hill of Stones" in Syriac. It is located in the Nineveh Governorate, less than 8 miles north east of Mosul. The town is a historic farming town consisting of a densely populated core, surrounded by farm land outside the city.

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