Akre is located 100 km East of Duhok and was built on the side of a mountain range by the Kurdish Prince Zand in 580 B.C. The town is rich in historical sites, such as temples, statues, and ancient buildings. Mineral springs can be found near the town.

The district of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains is home to a multitude of ethnic and religious groups, including Christians, Yezidis, Shabaks and Muslims and is located about 50 kilometers west of Akre.

The main attraction of this area is the Rabban Horzmid Monsatery, a Chaldean site carved into the mountains above town.

North of Alqosh is a mountain range and the landscape south of town is merging towards a dessert.


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