The city of Sulaimani in Sulaimani Province is one of the major cities in both Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The city is situated 385 Km north of Baghdad and 198 Km north east of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
The city is surrounded by a range of mountains, the Azmer Range, Goyija Range and the Qaiwan Range in the northeast, Baranan Mountain in the south and the Tasluja Hills in the west.
he city was founded by Ibrahim Pasha in 1784. The city is the cultural capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq and center of great poets, writers, historians, politicians, scholars, and singers. The Sulaimani province has many historic and archaeological sites such as Bestansur Neolithic settlement, one of the world’s earliest built settlements that