Saidsadiq District

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Saidsadiq District
قه‌زای سه‌یدسادق
Qazai Saidsadiq
Districts of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, with Saidsadiq indicated
Districts of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, with Saidsadiq indicated
Coordinates: 35°35′22″N 45°45′51″E / 35.58944°N 45.76417°E / 35.58944; 45.76417Coordinates: 35°35′22″N 45°45′51″E / 35.58944°N 45.76417°E / 35.58944; 45.76417
Country  Iraq
Governorate As Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 115,000
Time zone UTC+3 (UTC+3)

Saidsadiq District is a district of eastern Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Iraq. The main town of Said Sadiq is 60 kilometers south-east of the city of Sulaymaniyah.[1] There is more than one story about the naming of Sayed Sadiq city. It is said that a man named Sidsadeg built the city. It is also said that the name came from the name of Mount Sincere in Iraqi Kurdistan. Sidesadeg has more than 100,000 inhabitants and more than 25,000 houses. It is a cosmopolitan city.

In 1988, the army of Saddam Hussein destroyed more than 23,000 houses and killed 6,000 people.

Large protests erupted in the city of Sidsadeg on 2 January 2014 because of poor public services and opposition to a proposal to include the district in halabja Governorate. The protesters demanded the resignation of the mayor, who did resign after security forces shot and killed one protester and wounded more than 100.[2][3]

The town of Said sadiq


  1. ^ The map of estimated population of Sulaimany governorate in districts level -2015, Kurdistan Region Statistics Office. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ "5 main blocs in Kurdistan Parliament put 5 points to solve Syed Sadiq conditions". Shafaq News. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "One protester killed and more than 100 others injured in angry protests in Kurdistan". Kurdish Globe. 13 January 2014.

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