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 (îr′bĭl, är′-) or Ir·bil (îr′-) or Er·bil (îr′-, ĕr′-)
A city of northern Iraq north of Baghdad. Built on the site of ancient Arbela, it is a trade center.
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Erbil
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(ˈɪər bɪl, ˈɛər-)

also Arbil

a town in N Iraq: built on the site of ancient Arbela. 333,903.
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He created ceramics during the eighties and nineties, and has much involvement in exhibitions, especially in Sulaimani and Hewler. He's now using colors on paintings following after Academy, which is a primary research and scientific school that many of the world's artists have based their work on.
Erbil now hosts a University of Kurdistan Hewler, funded by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, while Duhok hosts its own "American University."
It shouldn't be said that South Kurdistan will be ruled only from Hewler [Arbil].
Also, Parliamentary seats reserved for minority groups: Turkoman Development List, Hewler Turkoman List, Turkoman Change and Reform List, Turkoman Movement List, Al-Rafidain List, Chaldean-Assyrian-Syriac Council, Abna Al-, Barwan Isan Mergoz Batros (KRG Parliament) (31).
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- The writer is vice chancellor of University of Kurdistan Hewler. (In partnership with The Mark News)
With fellow Welshman Professor Nigel Morgan of the University of Surrey, we recently ran a workshop for government and private sector representatives in Erbil in partnership with the University of Kurdistan Hewler.
Kurdistan has had four major cities: Diyarbakir (Amed) in southern-eastern Turkey, Erbil (Hewler) in northern Iraq, Sanandaj (Sine) in north-western Iran, and Qamishli (Qami?lo) in north-eastern Syria.
Landing in Erbil (Hewler), capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, one of the first things that strikes the visitor is the role of Turkey.
Hewler Kurdistan, Iraq: 'Ebdulxefar 'Ebdulla, 2006.
ANKARA, Mar 19, 2009 (TUR) -- The Editor-in-Chief of Hewler newspaper in north of Iraq, Rebvar Kerim Veli, said Wednesday Turkey is a gate of dreams for the Iraqi Kurds.