List of places in Iraq

List of places in Iraq

"This is a list of places in Iraq. Governorates of Iraq lists the regional administrative provinces, and Districts of Iraq lists the subdivisions of those provinces."

Modern cities and towns

*Arbil or Hewlêr (ܐܪܒܝܠ) (أربيل)
*Afak (عفك)
*Al `Awja (العوجا)
*Baghdad (ܒܓܕܐܕ) (بغداد)
**Sadr City (مدينة الصدر)
**Green Zone (المنطقة الخضراء)
** List of neighborhoods and districts in Baghdad
*Bayji (بيجي)
*Balad (بلد)
*Ba`qubah (بعقوبه)
*Al Basrah (Basra) (البصرة)
*Ad Dawr (الداور)
*Dihok (دهوك / ܢܘܗܕܪܐ)
*Ad Diwaniyah (الديوانية)
*Al Fallujah (الفلّوجة)
*Hadithah (حديثة)
*Halabjah (حلبجة)
*Al Hillah (الحلة)
*Al Iskandariyah (إسكندرية)
*Karbala (كربلاء)
*Khanaqin (خانقين)
*Kirkuk (ܟܪܟܘܟ) (كركوك)
*Al Kut (الكوت)
*Al Miqdadiyah
*Mosul (الموصل) ("Ninawa" ܢܝܢܘܐ)
*An Najaf (النجف)
*An Nasiriyah (الناصرية)
*Al-Qa'im (القائم)
*As Simawah (السماوة)
*Samarra (سامراء)
*Al-Shamia (الشامية)
*Ar Ramadi (الرمادي)
*Ar Rutbah (الرطبة)
*As Sulaymaniyah (السليمانية)
*At Taji (Tadji)(التاجي)
*Tall `Afar (تل عفر)
*Tall Kayf (تل كيف) (ܬܠ ܟܦܐ)
*Tikrit (تكريت)
*Umm Qasr (أم قصر)
*Zakho (زاخو)
*Al-Qurnah (القرنة)
*Az Zubair (الزبير)
*Abu Al Khaseeb (أبو الخصيب)
*Al-Faw (الفاو)

Ancient cities and important ruins

* Babylon (ܒܒܝܠ) (بابل)
* Ctesiphon (Al-Mada'in, المدائن)
* Eridu (إريدو)
* Hatra (حضر)
* Kish (كيش)
* Lagash (لجش)
* Nineveh (ܢܝܢܘܐ) (نينوى)
* Nippur (نيبور)
* Nuzi (Nuzu)
* Sumer (سومر)
* Tell Ubaid (تل عبيد)
* Ur (أور)
* Uruk (أوروك)
*Samarra is the site of the Great Mosque of Samarra

Holy sites


* Karbala the city where Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, was martyred (his body but not head is buried there, and is known as Mashhad Husayn. Karbala is also the site of two imprtant Shiite mosques, Al Abbass Mosque and Imam Hussain Mosque. Shiites observe a 40 day mourning period for this IMAM every spring followed by a pilgrimage to this site. []
* Najaf is the site of Ali ibn Abi Talib's tomb known to Shiites as "the wondrous place of martyrdom" and site of one of the world's largest and most important Muslim cemeteries. Najaf is also the site of Imam Ali Mosque one of the holiest Shi'ite mosques.
* Samarra is the site of Shiite Al Askari Mosque.
*Kadhimiya (north of Baghdad) is regarded as a holy city in Shia Islam. Musa al-Kazim and his grandson, the ninth Shia Imam, Muhammad at-Taqi are both buried there, and their tombs are contained in the Al Kadhimiya Mosque. Shia go on an annual pilgrimage to this shrine in August/September. []


*Baghdad is the site of the Abu Hanifa Mosque in Adhamiyah, Baghdad, built around the tomb of Abū Ḥanīfah an-Nuʿmān (often called "the Great Imam" (ألإمام الأعظم, "al-imām al-aʿẓam")), the founder of the Ḥanafī "madhhab" or school of Islamic religious jurisprudence


* Baghdad -- The House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdad, is a place of Bahá'í pilgrimage. Its significance is that it is where Bahá'u'lláh lived in from 1853 to 1863 (except for two years). It is designated in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas as a place of pilgrimage and is considered a holy place by Bahá'ís.cite encyclopedia |last= Smith |first= Peter |encyclopedia= A concise encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith |title= Baghdad: the House of Bahá'u'lláh |year= 2000 |publisher=Oneworld Publications |location= Oxford |id= ISBN 1-85168-184-1 |pages= p. 66-67] During the 1920s the house was confiscated by Shiah authorities, who were hostile to the Bahá'í Faith. The Council of the League of Nations upheld the Bahá'í's claim to the house, but it has not yet been returned to the Bahá'í community. [cite book | first = Arnold J. | last = Toynbee | title = Survey of International Affairs 1934 | location = London | publisher = Oxford University Press | year = 1935 | pages = p. 120-122]

Other geographic features

* Al-Faw Peninsula (شبه جزيرة الفاو)
* Diyala River (نهر ديالى)
* Euphrates River (ܦܪܬ ܢܗܪܐ) (نهر الفرات)
* Shatt Al Arab (شط العرب)
* Tigris River (ܕܩܠܬ ܢܗܪܐ) (نهر دجلة)

ee also

*List of Assyrian settlements


External links

* [ Iraq City Maps] from
* [ Maps of Iraq]
* [ Population for Cities and Towns of Iraq]

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