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  2. Baghdad, also spelled Bagdad, Arabic Baghdād, formerly Madīnat al-Salām (Arabic: “City of Peace”), city, capital of Iraq and capital of Baghdad governorate, central Iraq. Its location, on the Tigris River about 330 miles (530 km) from the headwaters of the Persian Gulf, is in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia. Baghdad is Iraq’s largest city and one of the most populous urban ...

  3. Baghdad - Wikipedia

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    Baghdad and southern Iraq remained under Ottoman rule until 1917, when they were captured by the British during World War I. In 1920, Baghdad became the capital of the British Mandate of Mesopotamia, with several architectural and planning projects commissioned to reinforce this administration.

  4. Iraq - Baghdad | Britannica

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    Baghdad, itself a city of legend, is located at the heart of what has long been a rich agricultural region, and the modern city is the undisputed commercial, manufacturing, and service capital of Iraq. Its growth, however, has necessitated costly projects, including elaborate flood-prevention schemes completed largely in the 1950s, the ...

  5. Baghdad, Iraq 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

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    Baghdad Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1,880 reviews of Baghdad Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Baghdad resource.

  6. Baghdad - History | Britannica

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    Baghdad reached the zenith of its economic prosperity and intellectual life in the 8th and early 9th centuries under al-Mahdī (who reigned from 775 to 785) and his successor, Hārūn al-Rashīd (786–809). The glory of Baghdad in this period is reflected in stories in The Thousand and One Nights. It was then considered the richest city in the ...

  7. Baghdad, Iraq: At least 10 killed in clashes in Green Zone ...

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    At least 10 people were killed and more than 200 injured in violent clashes that erupted in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday, following an announcement by powerful Iraqi Shia ...

  8. The modern nation-state of Iraq was created following World War I (1914–18) from the Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul and derives its name from the Arabic term used in the premodern period to describe a region that roughly corresponded to Mesopotamia (ʿIrāq ʿArabī, “Arabian Iraq”) and modern northwestern Iran (ʿIrāq ...

  9. Iraqis protest in Baghdad as currency crisis continues

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    February 3, 2023, 7:13 AM. BAGHDAD -- Iraqi protesters rallied Friday in Baghdad, demanding the government take action to stop the economic crisis and the slide of the national currency after the ...

  10. History of Baghdad - Wikipedia

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    As the capital of the modern Republic of Iraq, Baghdad has a metropolitan area estimated at a population of 7,000,000 divided into numerous neighborhoods in nine districts. It is the largest city in Iraq. It is the second-largest city in the Arab-speaking regions (after Cairo) and the second-largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran

  11. U.S. Embassy Baghdad - U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Iraq

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    Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq – Absentee Voting Week; Request your ballot now for the November 2022 General Elections! Worldwide Caution: August 2, 2022; Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, February 11-14, 2020; Security & Emergency Messages. COVID-19 Information