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Iraq Cities by Population


65 cities shown of 65 total Iraq cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Baghdad 5,672,513
2. Al Basrah 2,600,000
3. Al Mawsil al Jadidah 2,065,597
4. Al Basrat al Qadimah 2,015,483
5. Mosul 1,739,800
6. Erbil 932,800
7. Abu Ghurayb 900,000
8. As Sulaymaniyah 723,170
9. Kirkuk 601,433
10. An Najaf al Ashraf 482,576
11. Karbala' 434,450
12. An Nasiriyah 400,249
13. Al `Amarah 323,302
14. Ad Diwaniyah 318,801
15. Al Kut 315,162
16. Al Hillah 289,709
17. Ar Ramadi 274,539
18. Al Fallujah 190,159
19. Samarra' 158,508
20. As Samawah 152,890
21. Ba`qubah 152,550
22. Sinah 128,776
23. Az Zubayr 122,676
24. Al Faw 104,569
25. Zakhu 95,052
26. Al Harithah 92,395
27. Ash Shatrah 82,732
28. Al Hayy 78,272
29. Chamchamal 75,634
30. Khalis 70,046
31. Tozkhurmato 59,886
32. Ash Shamiyah 57,661
33. Al Hindiyah 57,490
34. Halabjah 57,333
35. Al Miqdadiyah 50,698
36. Ar Rumaythah 47,248
37. Kuysanjaq 44,987
38. Al `Aziziyah 44,751
39. Al Musayyib 42,901
40. Tikrit 42,477
41. As Suwayrah 42,354
42. Balad 42,088
43. Sinjar 38,294
44. Al Qasim 36,992
45. Bayji 36,454
46. Al Majar al Kabir 35,515
47. Hit 31,901
48. Hadithah 30,925
49. Nahiyat Ghammas 30,909
50. Saddat al Hindiyah 30,622
51. Kifri 30,143
52. Mandali 29,785
53. Qada' al Hamdaniyah 28,448
54. Paynjuwayn 27,116
55. Ad Dujayl 26,362
56. Qada' Talkif 23,524
57. Al Mishkhab 23,189
58. Rawanduz 22,943
59. Nahiyat ash Shinafiyah 22,643
60. Ar Rutbah 22,370
61. `Afak 21,888
62. Nahiyat al Fuhud 21,551
63. Rawah 20,580
64. `Anat al Qadimah 19,719
65. `Ali al Gharbi 19,711





Iraq History

The invasion has had wide-reaching consequences: increased civil violence, establishment of a parliamentary democracy, the removal and execution of former authoritarian President Saddam Hussein, official recognition and widespread political participation of Iraq's Kurdish minority and Shi'ite Arab majority, significant economic growth, building of new infrastructure, and use of the country's huge reserves of oil. In 2008 the Failed States Index, produced by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, Iraq was the world's fifth most unstable country, after Sudan, and the United States in 2007 referred to it in court proceedings as an active theater of combat."" Iraq is developing a parliamentary democracy composed of 18 governorates."

The origin of the name Iraq is disputed. There are several suggested origins for the name. One dates to the Sumerian city of Uruk, meaning etween the rivers""; another maintains according to Professor Wilhelm Eilers, ""The name al-Irq, for all its Arabic appearance, is derived from Middle Persian erq lowlands"". In Turkish the word 'Irak' means 'far away'"

Under the Persian Sassanid dynasty, there was a region called Erak Arabi,"" referring to the part of the south western region of the Persian Empire that is now part of southern Iraq. The name Al-Iraq was used by the Arabs themselves, from the 6th century, for the land Iraq covers."

The Arabic pronunciation is. In English, the name is pronounced as either or, the American Heritage Dictionary, and the Random House Dictionary.







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