Penjwen District

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Penjwin District
قەزای پێنجوین
Qezay Pêncwîn
Country  Iraq
Autonomous Region  Kurdistan
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Penjwin District (قەزای پێنجوێن in Kurdish), is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. The name 'Penjwin' originates from the Kurdish words 'Penj' and 'Jwen' from the 5 Kurdish-Jewish settlements that originated in the region. During the Iran-Iraq war much of the area was destroyed by aerial bombardments displacing thousands of people in the district. Penjwin is now known for its lush forests, mountains and springs for tourism.


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