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Ramadi
Arabic: الرمادي
Ar-Ramādī
Ramadi Mosque
Ramadi is located in Iraq
Ramadi
Ramadi
Ramadi's location inside Iraq
Coordinates: 33°25′11″N 43°18′45″E / 33.41972°N 43.31250°E / 33.41972; 43.31250
Kintra Iraq
Province Anbar Province
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 483,209

Ramadi (Arabic: الرمادي‎; BGN: Ar Ramādī) is a ceety in central Iraq, aboot 110 kilometers (68 mi) wast o Baghdad. It is the caipital o the Anbar Province.[2] The ceety ootstretched tae a distance o mair than 60 kilometers on the Euphrates, the largest ceety in Al-Anbar.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ramadi's population haes been statit as 444,582 accordin tae UN data frae 2003.[3] an 483,209 accordin tae UN frae 2004.[4]
Housomeivver, accordin tae the umwhile regime there are aboot 700,000 inhabitants.[5] Although there wis a lairge Jewish community intae the twintiet century, in the 21st century aw o the inhabitants o the ceety are Sunni Muslims frae the Dulaim tribe.[6][7][8]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ramadi is locatit in a fertile, irrigatit, alluvial plain, athin Iraq's Sunni Triangle.[9] It wis foondit in 1869 unner the Ottoman Empire. The main purpose o the ceety wis tae give the Ottomans a focal point tae communicate an control the Dulaim tribe o the region.

Durin the Mesopotamie Campaign o Warld War I, Breetish forces unner Lieutenant General Frederick Stanley Maude teuk Ramadi. In November 1917, Breetish forces fought wha wis left o the Ottoman forces there. Sir Maude dee'd soon after Ramadi was taken.

Durin the Anglo-Iraqi War durin Warld War II, Ramadi wis held bi a brigade-sized unit lyal tae Rashid Ali al-Gaylani.

Ramadi wis a focal point o resistance tae the U.S. occupation o Iraq atween 2003 an 2006.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Web
  2. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/ramadiyah.htmjj.
  3. [1] UN Data . Retrieved 2003
  4. [2] UN Data . Retrieved 2004
  5. According to the former regime
  6. Dulaim
  7. Multi-National Force Iraq - Al-Anbar
  8. 1
  9. The anthropology of Iraq, Henry Field, and Richard A. (Richard Arthur) Martin, Field Museum, 1940, p. 17.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 33°25′N 43°18′E / 33.417°N 43.300°E / 33.417; 43.300Template:Al Anbar ceeties