Baghdad is the capital of Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province. The population of Baghdad as of 2011 is approximately 7,216,040, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab World , and the second largest city in Western Asia . Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center for the Islamic World. This in addition to housing several key academic...
|Area:||78.8 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||Greenwich Mean Time Zone|
|Also known as:||Baghdad Iraq|