It's also the heart of the Badinan population of the Kurds. Circled by mountains along the Tigris river, Dahuk has a growing tourist industry. Dahuk's population grew extremely since the 1990s as the rural population moved to the cities. The University of Dohuk, founded in 1992, is a renowned center for teaching and research in Dohuk.
Also the now is a home for the original people of Iraq the Assyrians.