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Travel Warning WARNING: Sinjar remains extremely dangerous and is not safe for travel. All travel to this region should be avoided.
(Information last updated Mar 2019)

Sinjar is a town in Iraq immediately south of Mount Shingal. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 88,023. The important Chermera temple (meaning '40 Men') is found on the highest peak of the Sinjar Mountains. The mountains reach a height of 1463 m above sea level. The Yazidis consider Mount Sinjar as sacred and have also used it as a place of refuge.

Yezidi Chermera Temple
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Map of Sinjar
  • 1 Memorial Park.
  • 2 Chermera Temple.






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  • Mosul is 127 km, 1 hour 15 min drive.
  • Tal Afar is 50 km east on the Mosul road.

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