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Turkish: Dakuk or Tavuk
Daquq is located in Iraq
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 35°8′18″N 44°26′55″E / 35.13833°N 44.44861°E / 35.13833; 44.44861Coordinates: 35°8′18″N 44°26′55″E / 35.13833°N 44.44861°E / 35.13833; 44.44861
Country  Iraq
Governorate Kirkuk Governorate
 • Mayor Amir Khwakaram
Population (2012)
 • Total 60,000[1] - 75,000[2]

Daquq (Arabic: داقوق‎, Turkish: Dakuk or Tavuk) is a town in Iraq south of Kirkuk. It is the capital of Daquq District, one of the four Districts of Kirkuk Governorate. It lies just south of Taza. The town is known for its tea and mosque. It is situated on the Daquq river, of which the floodwaters in spring are said to join the Tigris.


Abul-Fath Mohammad bin Annaz, founder of the Annazid dynasty, temporarily seized Daquq from Banu Oqayl in 998 AD. [3]

Up to the end of the 14th century AD, Daquq was for the most part administratively and economically superior to neighbouring Kirkuk.

On 21 October 2016, the International Coalition bombed an Muharram shrine, were 28 Turkmen civilians (25 woman and 3 children) were killed.[4]


The town is multi-ethnic, approximately 3% Kaka'i[5] Kurds, 20% kurds, 7% Arabs, and 70% Turkmen over 86% of daquq district are shia.[1]

In 2011, an estimated 7.3% of Daquq residents lived below the poverty line.[6]



  1. ^ a b http://kirkuknow.com/english/index.php/2012/05/profile-daquq-district/
  2. ^ "Disputistan - Resolving Injustice in Iraq". Kurdish Herald. 3 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "ANNAZIDS". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ [1] داقوق، مجزرة اخرى ضد التركمان بغطاء دولي وتواطيء محلي
  5. ^ http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/iraq-kakai-religious-beliefs-armed-force-isis.html
  6. ^ http://www.iau-iraq.org/documents/472/GP-Kirkuk%202013.pdf

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