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Baghdad
Ceety
بغداد Baġdād
Baghdad owerleukin the Tigris
Baghdad is located in Iraq
Baghdad
Baghdad
Coordinates: 33°20′00″N 44°26′00″E / 33.33333°N 44.43333°E / 33.33333; 44.43333
Kintra Banner o Iraq Iraq
Province Baghdad
Established 762 AD
Founded by Abu Jafar al-Mansour
Government
 • Type Mayor-cooncil
 • Body Baghdad Ceety Advisory Cooncil
 • Mayor Saber Nabet Al-Essawi
Area
 • Total 2,260.2 km2 (872.7 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2011) 7,216,040
 • Rank 1st
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Time zone Arabie Staundart Time (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) No DST (UTC)

Baghdad (Persie[3][4][5][6]; Arabic: بغداد‎, Baġdād, IPA: [bæɣˈdæːd]) is the caipital o Iraq an o Baghdad Province, wi whilk it is coterminous. Haein a population estimatit atween 7 an 7.5 million, it is the lairgest ceety in Iraq[1][2] an the seicont lairgest ceety in the Arab Warld (efter Cairo, Egyp).

Locatit on the River Tigris, the ceety dates back tae the 8t century. Baghdad haes a past as a centre o the Arab an Muslim warld especially durin the Abbasid Caliphate.

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  3. ;;A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary. MacKenzie. Routledge Publications 2000
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  6. Guy Le Strange, Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate from Contemporary Arabic and Persian, p. 10
  7. "Twinning the Cities". City of Beirut. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  8. Iraqi capital of Baghdad twinned with North Yemen counterpart of Sanaa [Yemen news items 1989:Twinning]
  9. http://www.neishabourcity.com/shahrdari/index.php