Zakho is the border town between Iraq and Turkey, where a huge border complex was constructed in Ibrahim Khalil, which is a suburb north to Zakho. Due to its strategic location and the abundance of job opportunities, Zakho has attracted many workers and job seekers from different parts of Iraq and even from Syria and Turkey. Zakho has around 90,000 habitants and the town itself has lots of shops and commerce activities so expect lots of trucks and taxis. Zakho has served as a checkpoint for many decades. It is a major market place with its goods and merchandise serving not only in the Kurdistan region, but also serving most of the middle and southern parts of Iraq. Campanile (1818) described the town as a great trading centre, famous for its gallnuts as well as rice, oil, sesame, wax, lentils and many fruits. Zakho is located just 20km from the Turkish town Silopi, so lots of Turkish trucks come with export good to provide Kurdish region with everything one can imagine. Trade with Turkey is now the major element of the economy. Oil-drilling began in 2005. There is the Delal Bridge over the Habur River and an amusement park that are somehow worth a visit if you’re willing to stay overnight and spend a couple of hours in this tiny border town.