Last modified: 2019-11-16 by ivan sache
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Flag of Şırnak, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 30 December 2017
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
The flag of Şırnak (photo) 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, 30 December 2017
Flag of Şırnak University - Image by Ivan Sache, 15 February 2018
The flag of Şırnak University (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 15 February 2018
Flag of the ırnak Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 September 2019
The flag of the Şırnak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 3 September 2019