Erbil

Erbil

[eer-bil, air-]
noun
a town in N Iraq: built on the site of ancient Arbela.
Also, Arbil, Irbil.
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Erbil, Irbil or Arbil (ˈɜːbɪl)
 
n
Ancient name: Arbela a city in N Iraq: important in Assyrian times. Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)
 
Irbil, Irbil or Arbil
 
n
 
Arbil, Irbil or Arbil
 
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erbil

ancient town, northern Iraq. It is situated 48 miles (77 km) east of Mosul in the foothills of the mountains that rise to the east. It is a trade centre for agricultural produce. A rail terminus, it is also linked by roads to Turkey, Syria, and Iran.

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