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Hamrin Mountains

Hamrin Mountains
Hamrin Mountains is located in Iraq
Hamrin Mountains
Hamrin Mountains
Highest point
Elevation500 m (1,600 ft)
Coordinates35°01′57″N 43°38′47″E / 35.0325°N 43.6463889°E / 35.0325; 43.6463889
Parent rangeZagros Mountains
Mountain typeAnticlinal fold

The Hamrin Mountains (Arabic: جبل حمرين Jabāl Hamrīn, Kurdish:چیای حەمرین 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 Governorate bordering Iran, northwest to the Tigris river, crossing northern Saladin Governorate and southern Kirkuk Governorate.

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 Kurdish people of Iraq in the north.


  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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