Aradin is a village located in the north of Iraq about 150Km from the
province of Mosul and more than 50Km from Dhouk city.
The village administratively followed to Amadiya district within Dhouk
province which is about (35)Km from Aradin village. It is located in the Sebna
valley which is the most large famous valley in the region and located between
the mountain of Metina from the north and the mountain of Kara from the south.
The meaning of Aradin is "Araa Dathen" or "Eden Paradise"
as in Arabic which is an evidence of its beauty and prosperity with clear air
and water and a fertile land.
Its population recorded (1049) according to the census of (1957). Number of houses before 1961 were
about (200) residential houses resided by more than (350) families. In 1987 the
village was targeted to complete destruction by the former regime but only the old church of Sultan
Madokht was left.
Life return to the village during the construction campaign of building
the villages led and supported by Sarkis Aghajan,as the Supreme committee of
Christian affairs in Dhouk constructed
(90) new houses , roofing (25) houses ,restoring the churches ,building a
school, a furnished hall, construct the roads and linking the village with
water supply system.