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This is a list of places in Iraq. See also: Provinces of Iraq. Iraq is divided into 18 provinces or governorates, called muhafazat in Arabic (singular - muhafazah): See also List of places in Iraq External link http://www. ...


Modern cities and important towns

Iraq Map
Iraq Map

File links The following pages link to this file: Geography of Iraq Iraq List of places in Iraq 2003 invasion of Iraq Template:Taxobox-2003 Invasion of Iraq Categories: CIA World Factbook images ... Jump to: navigation, search Arbil (Arabic: , arbÄ«l; also written Erbil or Irbil), or Hewlêr (Kurdish), is one of the large cities in Iraq. ... Al-Awja, Al-Auja, or Al-Ouja is a poverty stricken village east of Tikrit, in Iraq. ... Jump to: navigation, search Average temperature (red) and precipitations (blue) in Baghdad Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and the Baghdad Province. ... Baghdad International Airport Inside Baghdad International Airport Baghdad International Airport (formerly Saddam International Airport) is Iraqs largest airport, located in a suburb about 10 miles west of Baghdad. ... View of the Imami Shrine Kazimain or Al-Kazimiyah is a town located in Iraq that is now a neighborhood of Baghdad, located in the northern area of the city about 5 km from the center of the city. ... An American Tank guards the Museum following the 2003 Invasion of Iraq The National Museum of Iraq is located in Baghdad, Iraq. ... Overhead view of Sadr City Sadr City (formerly known as Saddam City and Al Thawra) is a vast low-income neighbourhood in northeastern Baghdad, home to some two million Shia Muslims. ... Sadr City (formerly known as Saddam City and Al Thawra) is a vast low-income neighbourhood in northeastern Baghdad, home to some two million Shia Muslims. ... The Green Zone is a 10 km² (4 mile²) area in central Baghdad that is the main base for coalition officials in Iraq. ... Baiji is a city of about 60,000 inhabitants in northern Iraq some 130 miles north of Baghdad, on the main road to Mosul. ... Balad is a city 50 miles (80 kilometres) North of Baghdad in Iraq. ... Baquba (بعقوبه; also transliterated as Baqubah and Baqouba) is the capital of Iraqs Diyala province. ... Location of Basra Basra (also spelled BaÅŸrah or Basara; historically sometimes written Busra, Busrah, and the early form Bassorah; Arabic: , Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of c. ... Categories: Stub | Provinces of Iraq ... Ad-Dawr is a small agricultural town near the Iraqi town of Tikrit, Saddam Husseins birthplace. ... Al Diwaniyah (sometimes called Ad Diwaniyah) is the capital city of Iraqs Al Qadisyah province. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fallujah (Arabic: الفلوجة; sometimes transliterated as Falluja and less commonly Fallouja, Falloujah, Faloojah, Faloojeh) is a city with a pre-war population of about 350,000 inhabitants in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, located roughly 69km (43 miles) west of Baghdad on the Euphrates. ... Haditha (حديثة) is a city in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, about 140 miles northwest of Baghdad. ... Halabja village cemetery Halabja is a town in Iraq, located about 150 miles northeast of Baghdad and 8-10 miles from the Iranian border. ... Al Hillah is a city in central Iraq on the river Euphrates, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, with an estimated population of 364,700 in 1998. ... Karbalā (Arabic: ; also transliterated as Kerbala or Kerbela) is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad at 32. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kirkuk (Kurdish: Kerkûk, Arabic:كركوك ;originally the Assyrian city of Arrapha) is an ancient city in Iraq, sitting near the Hasa River on the ruins of a 5,000-year-old settlement. ... KÅ«t (كوت; also known as Kut-Al-Imara and Kut El Amara) is a city in eastern Iraq, on the left bank of the Tigris River, about 100 miles south east of Baghdad, at 32. ... Iskandariya (إسكندرية, also given as Iskandariyah, Iskanderiyah, Iskanderiya, Iskanderiyeh or Sikandariyeh) is an ancient town in central Iraq, one of a number of towns in the Near East named after Alexander the Great (Iskander in Arabic). ... Jump to: navigation, search MosÅ«l (36°22′ N 43°07′ E Arabic: al-Mawsil, Kurdish: Mûsil, or Nineveh, Assyrian: ܢܝܢܘܐ, Ninewa) is a city in northern Iraq. ... Muqdadiyah (also transliterated Al-Muqdadiyah, Muqdadia, Miqdadiyah) is a major city in the Diyala province of Iraq. ... Najaf (Arabic: ) is a city in Iraq, about 160 km south of Baghdad, located at 31. ... Nāşirīyah (also transliterated as Nassiriya or Nasiriya; in Arabic ناصرية, al-Nasiriyah or an-Nasiriyah) is a city in Iraq. ... Osiraq was a 40 MW light water nuclear materials testing reactor (MTR) in Iraq. ... Located nearly 400km northwest of Baghdad near the Syrian border, al-Qaim was reportedly the site of Iraqs refined Uranium Ore production from 1984 through 1990; it was completely destroyed during a 1991 US bombing campaign during the Gulf War. ... Samawah or As Samawah (Arabic language:السماوة) is a town in Iraq, 280 km southeast of Baghdad. ... The two Shiite mosques in Samarra A soldier descends a Minaret in Samarra, Iraq. ... Ramădī (الرمادي) is a city in central Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of Baghdad. ... Ar Rutba (Arabic:الرطب, also known as Rutba, Rutbah, or Ar Rutbah) is a small Iraqi town in western Al Anbar province. ... Sulaymānīyah (السليمانية) is a city in the southeast of greater Kurdistan and the northeast of Iraq, located at 35. ... Tal Afar (also Talafar) is a city in northern Iraq, about 30 miles west of Mosul. ... Tikrit (تكريت, also transliterated as Takrit or Tekrit) is a town in Iraq, located 140 km northwest of Baghdad on the Tigris river (at 34. ... Cranes at Umm Qasr await cargo. ...

Ancient cities and important ruins

Jump to: navigation, search Babylon is the Greek variant of Akkadian Babilu, an ancient city in Mesopotamia (Location: 32° 32′ 11″ N, 44° 25′ 15″ E, modern Al Hillah, Iraq). ... Jump to: navigation, search Ctesiphon (Parthian: Tyspwn as well as Tisfun) is one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia and the capital of the Iranian Parthian Empire and its successor, the Sassanid Empire, for more than 800 years located in ancient Iranian province of Khvarvaran. ... Eridu (or Eridug) was an ancient city seven miles southwest of Ur. ... Hatra is an historic ruined Assyrian city in Iraq, located at 35°34′ N 42°42′ E. It was an important fortified city of the Iranian Parthian Empire, and withstood repeated attacks by the Roman Empire. ... Kish [kish] (Tall al-Uhaymir) was an ancient city of Sumer, now in central Iraq. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lagash or Sirpurla was one of the oldest cities of Sumer and later Babylonia. ... This article is about the ancient Middle Eastern city of Nineveh. ... The city of Nippur [nipoor] (Sumerian Nibru, Akkadian Nibbur) was one of the most ancient of all the Babylonian cities of which we have any knowledge, the special seat of the worship of the Sumerian god, Enlil, ruler of the cosmos subject to An alone. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sumer (or Shumer, Sumeria, Egyptian Sangar, Bib. ... The tell (mound) of Ubaid near Ur in southern Iraq has given its name to the prehistoric culture which represents the earliest settlement on the alluvial plain of southern Mesopotamia. ... Ur was an ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, located near the original mouth of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers on the Persian Gulf and close to Eridu. ... Uruk (Sumerian Unug, Biblical Erech, Greek Orchoë and Arabic Warka), was an ancient city of Sumer and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates, on the line of the ancient Nil canal, in a region of marshes, about 140 miles SSE from Baghdad. ...

Other geographic features

Al-Faw peninsula, Iraq This article is about the Iraqi peninsula. ... Map of Mesopotamia showing the Diyala River The Diyala River is a river and tributary of the Tigris that runs through Iran and Iraq. ... The Euphrates (the traditional Greek name for the river, which is in Old Persian Ufrat, Aramaic Prâth/Frot, in Arabic الفرات, in Turkish Fırat and in ancient Assyrian language Pu-rat-tu) is the westernmost of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia (Bethnahrin in Aramaic), the other being the... The Shatt al-Arab (Arabic: شط العرب) or Arvand (called اروندرود: arvandrūd in Persian), also called the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, is a river in Southwest Asia of some 200 km in length, formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris in southern Iraq. ... The Tigris (Old Persian: Tigr, Syriac Aramaic: Deqlath, Arabic: دجلة, Dijla, Turkish: Dicle; biblical Hiddekil) is the eastern member of the pair of great rivers that define Mesopotamia, along with the Euphrates, which flows from the mountains of Anatolia through Iraq. ...

External links

  • Iraq City Maps from globalsecurity.org
  • Population for Cities and Towns of Iraq

  Results from FactBites:
Iraq (1446 words)
Large parts of Iraq consist of desert, but the area between the two major rivers Euphrates and Tigris is fertile, with the rivers carrying about 60 million cubic meters of silt annually to the delta.
Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international economic sanctions, and damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991 drastically reduced economic activity.
Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq the economy has to a great extent shut down and attempts are underway to revive it from the damages of the war and rampant crime.
Bambooweb: Iraq (1252 words)
The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia.
Absorbed by the Persian and the Seleucid Empires for several centuries, Mesopotamia was conquered by the Arabs in 656, and in 762 the Caliphate was moved to the new city of Baghdad (near ancient Babylon).
Iraq is considered to be one of the fifteen lands that comprise the so-called "Cradle of Humanity".
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