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Şırnak (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Şırnak - Image by Jens Pattke, 9 March 2013

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Presentation of Şile

The municipality of Şırnak (87,719 inhabitants in 2012, 63,298 in the town proper; 18,636 ha) is located on the border with Iraq (Habur border crossing).

Ivan Sache, 13 March 2016

Flag of Şırnak

The flag of Şırnak is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features Noah's Ark landed on Mt. Cudi.

A popular etymology relates the name of the town to Sehr-i Nuh (Noah's Town). The search for Noah's Ark is a grey area in archeological research; as of today, no physical evidence of the ark has been founded. The location of the ark's landing place after the Flood by is a matter of conjecture and controversy. The Biblical tradition assigns Mt. Ararat at the landing place, while Quran mentions a "Mt. Cudi", which has been identified by some "Biblical archeologists" to a mountain located near Şırnak.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 13 March 2016