City of Literature
Throughout the 20th century, Sulaymaniyah was the centre of journalism, literacy, intellectualism, and political activism. Nowadays, Sulaymaniyah has become a model and is awarded the title of “Capital of Culture”. The city has tens of archaeological sites and holy shrines, such as the Grand Mosque, Sulaymaniyah Serah, Sheikh Mahmud’s Governorship, the English Hospital, and many other sites.
In light of this history, Sulaymaniyah, which has enjoyed an intellectually diverse heritage, has positively affected the mentality of its people and turned it into a continuously dynamic city.