Baghdad

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Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد‎, Baġdād, IPA: [bæɣˈdæːd]) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate, with which it is coterminous. Having a population estimated between 7 and 7.5 million, it is the largest city in Iraq[1][2] and the second largest city in the Arab World (after Cairo, Egypt).

Located on the River Tigris, the city dates back to the 8th century. Baghdad has a past as a center of the Arab and Muslim world especially during the Abbasid Caliphate. Between 900 AD - 1200 AD, Baghdad was considered to be the largest city in the world with an estimated population of 1,200,000 persons.[3]

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