Largest Cities in Iraq

Facts about Iraq

Official languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian
Capital: Baghdad
Area: 437,072 km²
Population: 29.7 million residents
Population density: 67.89 residents per km²
Currency: IQD
Internet TLD: .iq
ISO codes: IQ, IRQ , 368
The dialing code for Iraq is +964

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Iraq is located in western Asia on the territory of ancient Mesopotamia. Here are from the 4th millennium BC Some of the earliest advanced civilizations of mankind emerged (Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Mittani, Assyria), which is why the region is now seen by many as the cradle of civilization.

Today’s Iraq emerged from the three Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Mosul and Basra in 1920. The Kingdom of Iraq existed from 1921 to 1958, in 1958 the king was ousted by a military coup and the republic was proclaimed. From 1979 to 2003 the country became dictatorial by Saddam Hussein. ruled. A multinational invasion force (“Coalition of the Willing”) led by the United StatesIn 2003 he overthrew the regime of the dictator Saddam Hussein, in violation of international law, without a UN mandate and for invented reasons for war. The country’s infrastructure was largely destroyed, and the establishment of stable structures for the post-war era failed. By the time the American troops withdrew in 2011, well over 100,000 Iraqis had died in fighting within Iraq and against the occupation forces, and hundreds of thousands fled abroad. Today Iraq is de facto divided into ethnic zones. The Kurds in the north were largely independent.

While the Kurdish north is relatively stable, the rest of the country is sinking into chaos. Iraq is well on the way to becoming one of the next failed states.

Biggest Cities of Iraq by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Baghdad, Iraq 7,216,111 33.3406 44.4009
2 Basrah, Iraq 2,600,111 30.5085 47.7804
3 Al Mawsil al Jadidah, Iraq 2,065,708 36.3327 43.1055
4 Al Basrah al Qadimah, Iraq 2,015,594 30.5032 47.8151
5 Mosul, Iraq 1,739,911 36.335 43.1189
6 Erbil, Iraq 932,911 36.1833 44.0119
7 Abu Ghurayb, Iraq 900,111 33.3056 44.1848
8 As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq 723,281 35.565 45.4329
9 Kirkuk, Iraq 601,544 35.4681 44.3922
10 Najaf, Iraq 482,687 32.0259 44.3462
11 Karbala, Iraq 434,561 32.616 44.0249
12 Nasiriyah, Iraq 400,360 31.058 46.2573
13 Al ‘Amarah, Iraq 323,413 31.8356 47.1448
14 Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq 318,912 31.9929 44.9255
15 Al Kut, Iraq 315,273 32.5128 45.8182
16 Al Hillah, Iraq 289,820 32.4637 44.4196
17 Dihok, Iraq 284,111 36.8671 42.9884
18 Ramadi, Iraq 274,650 33.4206 43.3078
19 Al Fallujah, Iraq 190,270 33.3491 43.786
20 Samarra’, Iraq 158,619 34.1959 43.8857
21 As Samawah, Iraq 153,001 31.332 45.2944
22 Baqubah, Iraq 152,661 33.754 44.6052
23 Sinah, Iraq 128,887 36.8085 43.0393
24 Az Zubayr, Iraq 122,787 30.3921 47.7018
25 Kufa, Iraq 110,111 32.0511 44.4402
26 Umm Qasr, Iraq 107,731 30.0362 47.9195
27 Al Faw, Iraq 104,680 29.9742 48.4731
28 Zaxo, Iraq 95,163 37.1487 42.6859
29 Al Harithah, Iraq 92,506 30.5848 47.7611
30 Ash Shatrah, Iraq 82,843 31.4091 46.1727
31 Al Hayy, Iraq 78,383 32.1742 46.0434
32 Jamjamal, Iraq 75,745 35.5336 44.8343
33 Khalis, Iraq 70,157 33.8081 44.5334
34 Tozkhurmato, Iraq 59,997 34.8881 44.6326
35 Ash Shamiyah, Iraq 57,772 31.9626 44.6007
36 Al Hindiyah, Iraq 57,601 32.5467 44.2276
37 Halabjah, Iraq 57,444 35.1778 45.9861
38 Al Miqdadiyah, Iraq 50,809 33.9786 44.9369
39 Al-Hamdaniya, Iraq 50,111 36.2709 43.3776
40 Ar Rumaythah, Iraq 47,359 31.5285 45.2038
41 Koysinceq, Iraq 45,098 36.0829 44.6287
42 Al ‘Aziziyah, Iraq 44,862 32.9094 45.0636
43 Al Musayyib, Iraq 43,012 32.7787 44.2901
44 Tikrit, Iraq 42,588 34.6158 43.6786
45 As Suwayrah, Iraq 42,465 32.9256 44.7758
46 Balad, Iraq 42,199 34.0149 44.1457
47 Sinjar, Iraq 38,405 36.3209 41.8766
48 Imam Qasim, Iraq 37,103 32.298 44.6828
49 Bayji, Iraq 36,565 34.9291 43.4888
50 Hit, Iraq 32,012 33.6366 42.8277
51 Hadithah, Iraq 31,036 34.1366 42.3773
52 Nahiyat Ghammas, Iraq 31,020 31.7431 44.6196
53 Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah, Iraq 30,733 32.7156 44.2786
54 Kifri, Iraq 30,254 34.6896 44.9606
55 Mandali, Iraq 29,896 33.7481 45.555
56 Baynjiwayn, Iraq 27,227 35.6233 45.9471
57 Anah, Iraq 27,111 34.3686 41.9819
58 Ad Dujayl, Iraq 26,473 33.8467 44.2344
59 Batufe, Iraq 26,111 37.1745 43.0123
60 Tallkayf, Iraq 23,635 36.4912 43.1211
61 Al Mishkhab, Iraq 23,300 31.8044 44.4893
62 Aqrah, Iraq 23,111 36.7604 43.8943
63 Ruwandiz, Iraq 23,054 36.6121 44.5237
64 Nahiyat ash Shinafiyah, Iraq 22,754 31.5838 44.6468
65 Ar Rutbah, Iraq 22,481 33.0372 40.2859
66 Afak, Iraq 21,999 32.0643 45.2474
67 Nahiyat al Fuhud, Iraq 21,662 30.9697 46.7228
68 Anat al Qadimah, Iraq 19,830 34.4693 41.9422
69 Ali al Gharbi, Iraq 19,822 32.4619 46.6879
70 Rawah, Iraq 13,111 34.4823 41.919

Iraq: Baghdad

The capital of Iraq is called Baghdad. Translated from Persian, this means “gift from the Lord”. It is one of the largest cities in the Middle East. A large part of the Iraqi population lives here. If you look at a map, Baghdad is actually quite central, almost in the middle of the country. Baghdad is the most important center of Iraq. This is also where the Iraqi parliament and all important state authorities sit. But Baghdad is also an important religious center. There are also many museums and theaters, historical sites and monuments here.

The consequences of the third Iraq war, which ended in 2003, are still visible in Baghdad. There are still bomb attacks in the city, which often result in injuries and deaths.

Neighboring countries of Iraq

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