District Of Choman
District of Choman
The District of Choman lies at the Iraqi-Iranian boundary, and is crossed by the most famous land road in the Governorate, the Hamilton road, which originates from Erbil, the capital of the Region and ends at the frontier passage of Hajj Omeran. The District is composed of four Sub-Districts: Gelala, Haji Omeran, Smilan, and Qasre, and about 166 villages. The town of Choman, center of the District, is surrounded by a chain of mountains. The most famous mountains of the District are Hasarost to the East, Nesir to the West. It is also neighbored by the mountain of Karokh at the south east, and also Resh Mountain at the south east. The Sheikh River crosses Choman and is considered one of largest tributaries that flow into the Great Zab River. Choman, known as the region of Balekayeti, is famous for walnut trees, orchards, and other fruit trees, as well as rich springs and beautiful nature, which attract thousands of tourists every year. It was the most famous stronghold of Aylul [September] Revolution, as the Iraqi Army failed to conquer it so it remained a free region during the Revolution until the signing of the Algiers agreement in year 1975 between the Ba›ath Regime in Iraq and the Shahinshahi Regime in Iran.