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My Erbil on Facebook


My Erbil on Facebook

Where Erbilites Meet Online

With a large percentage of the population in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, being under the age of 40, it’s no wonder that the online communities of Erbilites are increasing in number all the time.

From online magazines, such as, to sites about the city and Facebook pages, such as Erbilites meet to chat online, exchange ideas and photos, and get informed about what is happening in Erbil or other neighboring cities in the area.

Erbil from the Past till Now

Everyone who has been to Erbil or those who have seen pictures of the city have admired the ancient Citadel in the center of Erbil. The Citadel, which was built on a 32-meter mound, occupies an area of 102,000 m2, dates back to 6000 BC or even earlier. The Citadel is considered to be one of the oldest permanently inhabited towns in the world and a universal cultural heritage of all times.

Today, Erbil has been transformed into a modern metropolis with a population that approaches the 2 million mark. Especially in the last 10 years, and after the fall of the Saddam regime, Erbil has enjoyed significant development as the city has attracted more than 16 billion dollars in foreign and local investments.

Large construction projects have changed the city of Erbil from its center to its outskirts. Huge fashionable shopping malls, 5-star hotels, beautiful parks and recreation areas, traditional and international restaurants, and a large number of cafés keep inviting the young people to a more modern way of life.

But it’s not only the local people who enjoy contemporary Erbil. Thousands of expats from all over the world have taken permanent residence in the modern, upscale compounds that have been built around Erbil.

Meeting Online

Because of the busy lifestyle of most people who live and work in Erbil, it is not always easy for everyone to catch up with the latest news, learn about the events that go on in the town, or just say hello to friends every day.

On “My Erbil” Facebook page Erbilites and foreigners can:

  • Post photos of the city past and present, of shops, cafés and restaurants they’ve been to and photos of themselves with friends and family
  • Inform and get informed about events, share videos and music and comment on them
  • Get in touch with friends and relatives in other countries all over the world
  • Play games online and find the best applications for their mobile phone
  • Kill boredom on the days they have to stay at home or when the weather is too bad for walks in the town
  • Let everyone know about their everyday life in the city and share information about shopping, sports and entertainment.

My Erbil

If you live in Erbil, “My Erbil” on Facebook always has something to make you smile – a photo, a video, a comment. Joining it is the simplest thing you can do online and learn everything about life in this beautiful, bustling city.


“My Erbil” is the Facebook page for all Erbilites and expats who live in the city of Erbil, the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Today Erbil is one of the fastest growing cities in the Middle East and its inhabitants enjoy a peaceful, modern way of life. The Facebook community provides information about events, sports and entertainment in Erbil.


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