What is Baghdad?

  • (noun): Capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River.
    Example: "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
    Synonyms: Bagdad, capital of Iraq


Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد‎, Baġdād, ) is the capital of the 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 (after Cairo, Egypt), and the second largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran, Iran).

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Abbas Doran
... Abbas Doran (October 22, 1950 Shiraz - July 21, 1982 Baghdad), also spell Dowran or Dooran, Persian عباس دوران ‎) was an acclaimed Iranian fighter pilot and a national hero ... He was shot down over Baghdad in 1982 trying to prevent NAM conference from taking place in Baghdad by showing the city as insecure during the Iran–Iraq War ...