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A city of northeast Iraq southeast of Mosul. Built on the site of a settlement dating to 3000 bc, it is an agricultural market in an oil-producing region.


(kɜːˈkʊk; ˈkɜːkʊk)
(Placename) a city in NE Iraq: centre of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean. Pop: 548 000 (2005 est)



a city in N Iraq. 207,852.
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Noun1.Kirkuk - a city in northeastern IraqKirkuk - a city in northeastern Iraq; the center of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq