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Bafistiyan Destination Guide

Explore Bafistiyan in Iraq.

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Bafistiyan in the region of Arbīl is located in Iraq - some 228 mi (or 367 km) North of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Bafistiyan in Iraq

Time in Bafistiyan is now 11:43 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Zaywa, Hawrah Kawan, Pirosoan, Mawiliyan, Kirkuk or Qaryat Diyana. Since you are here already, consider visiting Rawanduz, Gali 'Ali Bag, Khalkan, Kani Qur, Jundiyan and Binah Kawul. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

22°C / 71 °F Clear sky
Morning Temperature 5°C / 41 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 55 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 39%
Air Pressure 990.5 hPa
Wind Speed with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Clear sky

Tuesday, 28th of March 2017
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 21°C (70 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Wednesday, 29th of March 2017
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 14°C (57 °F)
Night: 11°C (53 °F)
Thursday, 30th of March 2017
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 24°C (76 °F)
Night: 11°C (52 °F)


Kurdish road trip

00:29 min ( April 02, 2009 by ktmcd66)
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A enjoys a Kurdish road trip

Bekhal - Pank resort - Kharand mountain ...

01:13 min ( June 10, 2009 by NasikTara)
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Pank resort - Rawandoz - Iraqi Kurdistan

01:42 min ( June 09, 2009 by NasikTara)
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Before the Thunderstorm

02:09 min ( April 09, 2012 by naddieuk)
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This is just before sunset and a thunderstorm is looming

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Interesting facts about this location

Soran District

Soran (Kurdish: ﺱۆﺭاﻥ or Deverí Soran) is an area in Iraqi Kurdistan bordering Iran and Turkey. Its main city is also called Soran, although the town of Rawanduz is better known outside of the region . According to Kurdistan television, citing an official in the town of Soran, the population of the region is estimated to be over 400,000. Kurdish settlement in the region dates back prior to the establishment of the Sassanid empire.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.64, 44.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Arbil Province


The town Rawandiz is a city of Iraq, which located in the sub-district of Soran, in the Arbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, close to the Iranian border. The population in 2003 was 95,089. The majority of people are now Kurds, with Assyrian, Shabak and Arab minorities.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.64, 44.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Nochiya settlements, Rowanduz

Erbil Observatory

Erbil Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Arbil in Iraq. It was established in 1973.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.64, 44.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Astronomical observatories in Iraq

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